Red Sky at Night, Poet’s Delight


By Alex Wharton | Illustrations by Ian Morris
Published 1st February 2024 | ISBN 9781915444356

From Children’s Laureate Wales Alex Wharton comes Red Sky at Night: A Poet’s Delight – a third collection of funny and thoughtful poems, aimed at developing a love of language and self-expression .

Readers will be excited by fun new characters like Mr Slime and the return of Hector the Horrible Hedgehog from Daydreams and Jellybeans, as well as being introduced to powerful and moving poems such as ‘Young Oak’, ‘The Long Way Home’, and ‘For a Quiet Day’.

Praise for the book

Praise for Daydreams and Jellybeans:

‘This is a lovely, warm collection of poems that hail from a place of wonder and mystery.’ Joshua Seigal

‘Alex Wharton’s wide-ranging poems about both the natural and human world, filled with keen observation, thoughtfulness and vivid bouncing rhythms, are wonderfully partnered with Katy Riddell’s perfect illustrations which breathe extra life into every page.’ AF Harrold

‘Daydreams and Jellybeans reveals a world rich with nature, colour and warmth. Words and images combine to create an assured and confident debut collection that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.’ Matt Goodfellow

‘A lovely collection of playful poetry and beautiful verse’ Joseph Coelho 

‘Fun, imagination and wonder lie in store for children in Daydreams and Jellybeans by Alex Wharton. This short collection of poems captures the perspective of a curious child who sees magic and mystery everywhere, from the white lines that seem to appear on the road overnight to the clouds in the sky. These playful poems, with charming illustrations from Katy Riddell, make an enchanting read to share together as a family.’ Sarah Mallon, The Scottsman

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