Vanishing Trick by Ros Asquith
Poems by Ros Asquith

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Funny, clever and thought-provoking, these poems are fun for reading at school or at home.

Life is dull for a dragon.

For a dragon, time drags on.

Frighten kid, eat princess,

Breathe fire, cause distress.

Day after deadly day, the same.

Eat, scare, sleep, flame.

How to be Batman, the Year Six Disco, the school bully, being alone, best mates, being a dragon... or vanishing - FWOOF! With witty illustrations by the author, this is an exciting and distinctive debut collection.


About Ros Asquith

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ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 70 books for young people, including the bestseller The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, the Teenage Worrier series, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- and her debut picture story book It's Not Fairy. Ros lives in north London with her husband and two sons. For more information about Ros, visit her website:
Published August 6, 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 3–5—In this debut collection, an established Guardian cartoonist presents an unusual combination of poems varying in subject, form, and tone. Lighthearted offerings touch on dragons and Batman, while others feature more sensitive topics, including dyslexia, religion, and childhood cancer. The

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