Anarchists unite

21st September 2001 at 01:00
Colin West's The Big Book of Nonsense (Hutchinson pound;19.99) will surely enhance his reputation as one of our most consistently witty children's poets. This handsome book gathers West's nonsense verse across two decades.

Liberally illustrated in colour by West himself (he produces picture books as well as poetry), this book should be in every teacher's personal library, on hand should an opportunity for five minutes of off-message, anarchic laughter present itself.

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