Amazing, bored, excited, magical, naughty, sad, zestful….you can feel any way you like in this exciting collection of poems about feelings from A to Z. Exploring all kinds of moods and emotions , the poems are by a stellar and culturally diverse group of poets, including Siegfried Sassoon, Carol Ann Duffy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Grace Nichols, John Agard, Jack Prelutsky, Kwame Dawes, Raymond McCormack, EE Cummings, Kit Wright and Michael Rosen. With atmospheric, luminous illustrations on every page.

This book was donated in 2013 to Linn-Mar School District/Elementary.

by Wendy Cooling (Author), Piet Grobler (Illustrator)

Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847802559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847802552
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces



“She’d argue black was white to be right, that blue was red to say the last word to be said, that yellow was green, a king was really a queen, that bright day was night.”
— from the book

About the Author

Wendy Cooling is a highly respected figure in the children’s book world. A former teacher, she is the founder of the Bookstart programme and has edited story collections for Puffin, Orion and Collins, poetry anthologies for Franklin Watts and has retold traditional tales for Barefoot Books. Cooling lives in Hertfordshire.

Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War and Aesop’s Fables with Beverley Naidoo, and Fussy Freya with Katharine Quarmby. He lives with his wife and daughter in Great Malvern.