£4,500 raised so far for Parkinson’s research from the sale of CHRISTMAS CRACKERS.
John's book of Christmas jokes, riddles and rhymes with illustrations by Korky Paul, Gerald Scarfe and Alex Brychta is being sold in aid of research at the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre.
With Christmas approaching, and given the global downturn in the quality of christmas cracker jokes over the years, this is one Cracker with an abundance of laughs, riddles and accessible poetry. Perfect as a stocking filler or for the coffee table. Does not include party hats.
For details visit http://opdc.medsci.ox.ac.uk/christmascrackers
John will be performing poems, including the poems from Christmas Crackers
‘When the reindeer went on strike’ and ‘Questions I’d like to ask Santa’
At Witney’s Switching On of Christmas Lights on Friday 25th November, 2016
And at the Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 26th November, 2016
In September, John took part in the Third Oxfordshite Readathon at Milton Manor.
In the same month, John was the guest speaker at a graduation ceremony for primary teachers at Oxford Brookes University. His speech included the Oxford Brookes graduation rap.
He also gave a talk at a U3A study day on ‘The joys of children’s literature.’
Twenty-four of John’s nursery verses have been set to music by Vince Cross. They include The Dinosaur Rap, and The Hullaballoos Are Coming. They can be listened to and downloaded at www.musicboxsongs.com
- Read with the Stars
- Full Marks
- Spring Latest
- New Books
- Dinosaurs and More
- Summer Reading Challenge
- World Book Day Review Competition
- The Children’s Poetry Archive
- National Poetry Month
- Poet of the Week
- Bookfeast Poetry Competition Winners
- Summer Book Review Competition
- New Books!
- Bookfeast Schools Festival 2012
- Poetry Workshop For Oxfordshire Teachers
- Poetry Competition
Listen to John's Poems
Hint: The default volume is quite low. You may want to turn it up but make sure there are no Grannies with sensitive hearing in the vicinity.
Sean's Short Shorts.
Ten Dancing Dinosaurs
4 o'clock Friday
Hear John reading more of his poems in the Children’s poets section of The Poetry Archive at www.poetryarchive.org