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ORDER I Bet There's No Broccoli On The Moon @Book Depository

Just a reminder, poetry people, you can order my latest poetry book, I Bet There's No Broccoli On The Moon online from Book Depository, right now. 

Just click the link below to go there.

In this second anthology of adventurous verse for young poetry lovers, I am celebrating everything from pirates to pink pyjamas. 

My aim is to take poetry lovers all ages on a delightful, poetic journey through the far reaches of my experience. 

Within the pages of this book you'll find poems popping with life and laughter. You will discover among other things, my strong need for breakfast cereal, the very scary -Miss Dungeon, the perils of playing Kiss Chasey, and the joy of playing cricket in the park. 

I hope you will find I Bet There's No Broccoli on the Moon  is a fun collection of poetry. Poetry exploring, the joys of life, the adventures of Martina the astronaut, and why the world is full of silly songs.


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