This collection brings together the poems Ted Hughes wrote for children throughout his life. They are arranged by volume, beginning with those for reading aloud to the very young, progressing to the poems in Under the North Star and What is the Truth? and ending with Season Songs, which Hughes remarked was written 'within hearing' of children. Raymond Briggs brings to the collection two hundred original drawings that capture the wit, gentleness and humanity of these poems and make this a book any reader - child and adult - will return to again and again.
There are 272 pages in this book. This book was published 2008 by Faber & Faber .
Ted Hughes was appointed Poet Laureate in 1994. His many volumes of poetry for adults include HAWK IN THE RAIN, ELMET, and MOORTOWN DIARY, and he has written widely for children, including three collections of stories, the first of which, HOW THE WHALE BECAME & OTHER STORIES, is published simultaneously in Penguin Audiobooks.