The CUSTARD ON TOAST Series.......
THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!
Enjoy the WOW factor of these beautifully-illustrated quirky and funny poems which satisfy the love of humour by children. Perfect as a gift/present.
Review by Hetty Colchester;
"This book is great, the illustrations are excellent and work well with the poems. I love the themes and the helpful discussion points at the end; a really good way to address the issues. Definitely suitable for libraries and children’s book clubs."
Review by Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.
"Your uniquely brilliant children’s book of nonsense poems and other verses has been a joy to share with children at The Ark”
Judy qualified as a Youth Worker (Birmingham University) and worked for many years with children of all ages in schools and youth organisations. She has written musicals for children, for TV and scripted/produced shows at several theatres inc. The Pleasance Theatre, The Round House and others.
Judy was the director of XUK Children’s Holiday Activities (27 years) and of Poolside Manor Swim-School and Leisure Centre. She is a member of Equity and, in her 'spare time', was a Youth and Adult Magistrate!
My brother, me and Papa,
We love to wear odd socks
We make sure that they’re all mixed up
Inside the odd sock box!
Six socks we have for playing
For working and for best
Striped ones, patterned, red or blue
Each different from the rest
Saves time for Mum and Grandma
From finding matching pairs
We say "We’ve come from Planet Mars”
To anyone who stares
Cos clothes are just for wearing
Grow into them, then out
Who knows what that’s about?
Some mornings when I’m rushing
For my underwear I hunt
My pants will end up inside out
And sometimes back to front
We all get dressed the way we like
Mum says that we can choose
So why does she get frazzled
When we go out in odd shoes?
My Mummy cut a tomato in four
And so it was a tomato no more.
The lettuce she sliced, cucumber she diced,
The veggies looked like they’d all been to war!
Said Mummy, “Now you must eat up your greens".
I said “icky poo, don’t like salad or beans”.
She said “Kids on the street with nothing to eat
Go hungry for days; d’you know what that means?”
So I'll give my salad to the first kid I meet.
I will tell them my Mum said, “Salad’s a treat”.
It’s good for your belly, better than jelly,
Or chocolate, or ice-cream or anything sweet.
D’you think they’ll believe me? Somehow I think not.
I suppose I had better eat up what I’ve got.
The kid on the street, will miss out on his treat;
But Mum will be pleased if I eat up the lot.
Guess what? That was yummy, I promise you guys!
I ate it this time without any disguise.
So you try it now, will you? Its not going to kill you!
Remember you taste with your tongue not your eyes!
Hi! The CUSTARD KID, that’s me;
You’ll find me in this book.
Perhaps you'll find me in a tree;
I’m everywhere you look!
Lots of issues to discuss,
So tell me what you think
About the world, your friends and us,
And I’ll be tickled pink!
GREEN is for a better place,
Aunt Hilda’s dream, fantastic.
Without pollution, open space,
And rivers void of plastic.
GREEN is cool, it’s 'good to go',
Go GREEN and get ahead,
And better our environment,
Just like Aunt Hilda said"!