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Hot Like Fire Bind-up Valerie Bloom, Debbie Lush

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback 192 pages

198 x 129 xmm
5th Jan 2009
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When de July sun hot like fire, Den I have jus' one desire, To run down to de shop an' buy a Kisko pop. The World Is Sweet and Hot Like Fire published in one volume for the first time. Valerie Bloom's poetry is beautifully crafted yet full of energy and fun. Her mixed use of standard English and dialect is a delight to read and hear. Children love reading and listening to her work! Valerie's subjects range from global pollution, problems with maths homework and the sad demise of pet frogs (he croaked of course) to taking sandwiches to school and being afraid of ghosts.


Valerie Bloom is originally from Jamaica and she came to England in 1979. She spends a huge amount of time at festivals and schools performing and promoting her work, for which she is in great demand. Valerie was awarded an MBE for her services to poetry in 2008. She is also the author of the Smarties Prize Bronze Award winning picture book Fruits - A Caribbean Counting Poem. Valerie lives with her family in Kent.

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