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Review: Courage in a Poem, Poetry about Empowerment, Little Tiger.

This lovely hardback book from Little Tiger contains relatively few poems, but those it does contain punch above their weight.

The book is BURSTING with a poetic celebration of all the things that courage brings, by a range of excellent poets, among them Naomi Shihab Nye, one of my favourites, and it also features my wonderful book writing buddies, Matt Goodfellow and Laura Mucha. The poems are all gorgeous, life-affirming and heart-warming.

It is Illustrated by four fantastic artists in colours that zing and sing from the page alongside the poems. Here are some examples:

My Sari by Debjani Chatterjee, from Courage in a Poem, Little Tiger.
Your Epic Self, by Kate Wakeling, from Courage in a Poem, Little Tiger
I did it, by Valerie Bloom (winner of CLiPPA 2022)

I heartily recommend this for reading to all youngsters – it would make a fantastic choice for the classroom as well. 5 stars!


Award-Wining Children's Poet, Author, Wildlife and Climate enthusiast, NPD Ambassador, blogger and owner of Lola the retired alert dog and Paddy the alert dog in training. Books include CLiPPA shortlisted Being Me, Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, Editor of Shaping the World, Author of Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars and Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals via Zoom and give lessons on writing poetry for children. @Lizpoet

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