‘I Bet I Can Make You Laugh,’ by Joshua Seigal and Friends, illustrations by Tim Wesson.

It’s a damp, grey bank holiday Monday so what is there to do apart from crack open the latest rib-tickling collection of poetry from Joshua Seigal?


The boys were getting restless when rain cancelled play so I whipped open this book and started reading. Soon they were giggling along as we read about cavemen teachers, crazy cousins and automatic pets.  We soon found ourselves discussing whether we’d rather cuddle a walrus or kiss a baboon, and doing our very best dog impressions when reading ‘Dog Translations.’  The book was then wrestled from my hands as Book Boy decided that he was taking charge and holding full-blown poetry recital.

This brilliant collection is packed full of poems by some of the funniest poets you’re likely to encounter. Organised into sections, there are poems about school, animals, food and lots more. I think any reader would find it hard not only to avoid laughing, but to stop themselves reading the poems aloud – they are absolutely begging to be performed!

Joshua Seigal is an award-winning poet, performer and educator who has run workshops at schools and festivals as well as having his work published by several publishing houses.  His poetry is sure entice even the most reluctant of poem appreciators to crack a smile and read more for themselves.

A brilliant addition to any growing poetry collection.

Library Girl.

*Thank you to Joshua for sending me this copy of his book to review*




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