Kaye Umansky started writing stories when she was a child. She trained as a teacher and taught Drama, Music and English, and carried on writing stories in her spare time. In 1985 she had her first book published, and is now is best known for her funny children’s novels, like the Pongwiffy series. But open any children’s poetry anthology and you will usually find a witty, and very funny poem by her, too. Kaye’s poems can also be found these collections of nonsense rhymes, illustrated by Chris Fisher, Nonsense, Counting, Animal and Fairytale Rhymes, OUP. Her website is here.
By the way, just a warning, Kaye Umansky does not like blancmange.
Here are two (very) short poems by her!
Aladdin Made Short
The cave was dark,
The cave was damp.
The rusty lamp.
Alas, the genie
What a shame.
© Kaye Umansky
Cinderella made Short
Cinderella at the ball,
Dancing with the prince.
The prince kept stepping on her toes.
He hasn’t seen her since.
© Kaye Umansky
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Love those poems, especially the Cinderella one!
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Very witty, aren’t they!
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Another wonderful children’s writer I’ve never heard of. Thanks for this!
I can truly say it’s an absolute pleasure!