Smile Out Loud

25 Happy Poems

Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett
NZD $27.99

Smile Out Loud is a book to help children build their confidence reading poems aloud and expressing and manifesting happiness and joy, for themselves and the audiences they choose to read to.

From the fantastic duo behind Poems Aloud comes another compendium of poetry to read out loud and make you smile!

Twenty original poems from award winning poet Joseph Coelho designed to be read aloud to project happiness, conjure happiness, make you laugh or cheer others up. Some are odes, some can be said as personal mantras or just poems full of words that you cant help but smile when you hear them. This is a book for any child who wants to build confidence reading aloud, or wants a way to channel their speech and drama confidence. It is a book to foster a love of words and the power that comes with the spoken word. It will show children how speaking a poem aloud has a certain magic, almost like reading a spell.

Poems can be read aloud to an audience, muttered quietly to oneself or whispered in the ear of someone who needs to hear some cheerful words.

Author bio:

Joseph Coelho is an award winning poet and performer from London, although he now lives by the sea. In 2019 he won the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award for If All the World Were. He has been long-listed for The Carnegie Childrens Award with his poetry collection Overheard In A Tower Block, which was also shortlisted for the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award and Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards. He won the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award with his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. His debut Picture Book, Luna Loves Library Day was voted one of the nations favourite picture books by a survey led by World Book Day. His other poetry books include How To Write Poems and A Year Of Nature Poems . He has written plays for companies including: Soho Theatre, Polka Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, Theatre Royal York, Oily Cart and The Spark Childrens Festival to name a few. Joseph has been a guest poet on Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket, Radio 4s Poetry Playtime and Front Row. He is the presenter of BBCs Teach Poetry (Oct 2018) and features in DiscoveryEDUKs Poetry CurriculumDaniel Gray-Barnett is an Australian illustrator and author based in Tasmania. He has illustrated 5 books for children, including the award winning debut, Grandma Z. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as The New York Times, Sydney Opera House, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, Warner Music, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. His work has been shown internationally and has been awarded by the Society of Illustrators NY, Communication Arts and 3x3 magazine.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9780711271791
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Wide Eyed Editions
Pub Date: May 2022
Page Extent: 40
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 5 - 10
Subject: Drama & performing (Children's / Teenage)