When the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, says, “This gorgeous and electrifying anthology should be on the shelf of every child in Britain” you know you have your hands on something special.

 

Launched earlier in the autumn, ‘iF A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility’ is a magical collection of our best loved poems all bound in a hardback book with gorgeous illustrations by Natasha Law.

This is a family book, as much as it is a book for an individual child, with poems for every occasion from the charming, funny, sad, silly magical, long and short! From Lear’s ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ to Tennyson’s ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ via Emily Bronte and Shakespeare right up to date with Duffy and John Agard, the book runs the gauntlet of emotions.

Based on the bestselling app of the same name, this is full of personality and is a lifetime gift of poems for the young and the young at heart.

iF A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility is published by Canongate (£20).