"One of Britain’s favourite children’s poets.”
(The Poetry Archive)
- He taught for 13 years and has been a professional writer in schools, libraries, theatres and festivals since 1988.
- He has given over 2500 performances of his poetry and percussion show and run countless writing workshops.
- Over 1 million of his poetry books and anthologies have been sold by Macmillan Children’s Books.
- He was commissioned by CBBC to write a poem for the Queen’s 80th birthday which was then performed live on air.
- He was invited by Prince Charles to speak at Prince’s Summer School for teachers, at Cambridge University in 2007.
- He has been a keynote speaker at International School conferences in London & Madrid.
- He is Reading Champion for the National Literacy Trust & Co-director of the Able Writers’ Scheme he founded in 2002.
- He has published over 200 books from publishers such as Macmillan, Hachette, Puffin, OUP, Collins, Longman,
Heinemann & Frances Lincoln.
You can contact him directly on. firstname.lastname@example.org