John H Rice
How many children’s poets called John Rice do you need? It turns out it’s TWO! J. H. Rice has spent thirty years working in primary education. He has worked as a teacher, headteacher, assessor, teacher trainer and writer in education and has long held a passion for children’s poetry. Appearing in anthologies published both nationally and internationally, he thinks of his own poems as small creatures: some are quite tame but others are not entirely trustworthy. His website is here.
Here is a great hippopoem by him:
Beware the hippopotamouse
Ignore his toothsome grin
If you ever hear him knocking
You must not let him in
He’ll soon invite all of his friends –
They’ll be there in a trice
And no-one wants a house that’s full
They’ll seize your cheese, they’ll gnaw your floor
They’ll make a dreadful fuss;
Worse than this, the holes they make are
© John H Rice
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