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Aug 26 2016

Our Home is Dirt by Sea poems selected by Dianne Bates

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Walker Books, 2016. ISBN 9781925081190
(Age: 9+) Highly recommended. Our Home is Dirt by Sea is a collection of poems written by a variety of Australian children's poets and selected by Dianne Bates. The book is divided into themed chapters and begins with a parody of Advance Australia Fair (hence the title of the collection). The poem 'Revenge' by Robin Klein is rhyming and funny. The poem 'Brother and Sister' is reminiscent of spending time with siblings. All readers will find poems that appeal to their emotions, make them giggle and help them use their imagination.
Our Home is Dirt by Sea is a great way to introduce poetry to young readers and it is highly recommended for readers aged 9+.
Kylie Kempster

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