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Funky Chickens

by Benjamin Zephaniah

Funky Chickens Synopsis

Enter the crazy world of rap poet Benjamin Zephaniah! A reissue of the wonderfully irreverent collection of poetry for young people, touching on anything from vegetables to the Queen and from sewage to the sun. There's plenty of humour as well as poems on racism, pollution and the murder of a cat.

Funky Chickens Press Reviews

Zephaniah is the reigning king of children's poetry... He has an unselfconscious relish for language and word-play that never strays into the patronising dee-dum-dee-dum-dee-dum territory of so much of children's poetry: his are poems that bounce up from the page and demand to be read, rapped, sung and hip-hopped aloud. * Independent on Sunday * Benjamin Zephaniah's poems are short, funny and modern. This is poetry with attitude * The Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241354568
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Poetry (Children's / Teenage),

About Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham and moved to London when he was 22. He has written acclaimed poetry collections for adults and for children. He has his own band and has made rap and dub ranting art forms by combining poetry with music. He spends much time visiting schools, youth clubs and prisons. Benjamin Zephaniah made headline news when he was short-listed for the Chair of Poetry at Oxford University. He lives in London.

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