The Bubble Wrap


Poems full of mischief, laughter and tears Thomas Lux

A natural born storyteller The Scotsman

Dean Parkin is a freelance poet who runs workshops for all ages, from primary school children to the over nineties. He’s performed at many festivals, venues and schools across the UK and is the first poet to appear on BBC One performing a poem on the loo. He has published one full poetry collection, four pamphlets, numerous local history publications and invented a local legend that appears in The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England’s Legends (Penguin). The Bubble Wrap is his first book of poems for young people.  

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Welcome to The Bubble Wrap, a snappy new collection of poems bursting with energy, imagination and charm.

Where else will you find odes to everyday magic, three cans of spagnats, lies about trees, the sea and the moon, and the best thing about a sneeze? There’s a Haystack Noodle to make you feel brave, the horror of losing your shoes on the first day of school, and the danger of picking your ball out of a brambly hedge.

Discover umpteen alternative uses for your smart phone (without it leaving your hand) and many more unlikely celebrations in this exhilarating and inventive debut collection for young people of all ages.