Miss Winter’s Demise and Other Crimes Against Poetry is the debut collection of poems from Paul Minton exploring a wide range of themes and subjects. The book contains poems about strange things like a dog with too many legs, a boy who turns into a bird and even superheroes armed with the powers of bad breath and dandruff. There are rhymes about flying farm animals, extremely polite pirates and a newspaper especially for ghosts. And then there is the curious tale of Miss Winter’s demise in which the mystery of her spontaneous combustion is finally explained... Or is it?
Written in a quirky and humorous style, Miss Winter’s Demise and Other Crimes Against Poetry also contains a number of illustrations that will help to fire the reader’s imagination. Each poem rhymes and concludes with a surprising twist or comic punchline.
Inspired by the work of Spike Milligan and comparable to that of Kenn Nesbitt and Shel Silverstein, Paul’s debut book will appeal to young readers aged 9 and over, as well as adult readers with a good sense of humour.
Praise for Miss Winter’s Demise and Other Crimes Against Poetry:
'Our children loved these quirky, funny poems' - Ben Hatch, bestselling author of Are We Nearly There Yet? and Road to Rouen
‘Full of wit and tongue-in-cheek playfulness’ – Coral Rumble, poet and performer
‘[My listeners] loved it! Skies are the limit for you’ – Darren McErlain, TV and radio broadcaster and poet
‘Throughout this book you can hear the echoes of those who have gone before; Edward Lear, Roald Dahl, Jamie Rix and Spike Milligan. A delight with every turn of the page.’ – Michael Fenton Stevens, comic actor
“These poems have had [my children] laughing uproariously at bedtime and begging for more. Shades of Dahl, shades of Lear, shades of Carroll, all mixed together in a unique and hilarious collection” - Hayley Barker, the acclaimed author of ‘Show Stopper’