Chrissie Gittins is an award-winning poetry writer for children and adults. She has been visiting schools as a poet for over 20 years, is an experienced teacher and has read at festivals all over Great Britain. Chrissie has written 5 children’s poetry collections. Now You See Me, Now You…, illustrated by Gunnlavg Moen, and I Don’t Want an Avocado, illustrated by Kev Adamson, were shortlisted for the CLPE Poetry Award, and Stars in Jars, A&C Black. Her latest book is Adder, Bluebell, Lobster, illustrated by Paul Bommer. The children’s poetry page of her website is here.
This is the poem Chrissie has sent for Q – which appears in her book, Stars in Jars:
One day, while out walking,
the Queen Of Asking Stupid Questions met
the Queen Of Stating The Obvious.
“Are you walking to Town?” asked the Queen Of Asking.
“This is such a long road,” said the Queen Of Stating,
peering at the spires in the distance.
The sky was purple and grey.
“Will it rain, do you think?” asked the Queen Of Asking.
“This umbrella is full of holes,” said the Queen of Stating.
Her curls dripped down her cheeks.
“Will it take long?” asked Asking.
“As long as it takes,” said Stating.
© Chrissie Gittins
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