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Potty Poetry

Poetry may sound like an unusual choice for reluctant readers but this poetry series is different from others on the market. Published by King's England Press, the poems are full of the type of humour that appeals to boys - knickers, loos, spots and people falling over.

The series began when Gez Walsh decided to write a book to encourage his dyslexic son to read. That first book was The Spot on my Bum - a title guaranteed to attract children's attention. Other titles are equally eye-catching and so are the poems inside. They are definitely not in the best possible taste but that's part of their appeal.

The poetry books were like lollipops - they kept sneaking off and reading them in groups. Many quite reluctant readers wanted to read poems from them out loud!
English teacher

I never realised poetry could be this much fun.
11 year old boy

Here are the books that particularly appealed to pupils at our local school. You can see a full list of titles on the Potty Poets website.

Mum, the Dog's Drunk Again
by Gez Walsh
(King's England Press)
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Always Eat your Bogies
by Andrew Collett
(Kings England Press)
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The Spot on my Bum
by Gez Walsh
(Kings England Press)
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Return of the Spot
by Gez Walsh
(Kings England Press)
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Bottling Burps for Grandma
by Andrew Collett
(Kings England Press)
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Someone's Nicked my Knickers
by Gez Walsh
(Kings England Press)
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Bitey the Veggie Vampire
by Chris White
(Kings England Press)
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Wang Foo the Kung Fu Shrew
by Chris White
These funny poems are mainly about animals.
(Kings England Press)
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Vikings don't wear Underpants
by Roger Stevens and Celia Warren
(Kings England Press)
This book is less rude than the others and all its poems are about historical events.
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