Eagle-eyed Sillynauts may have noticed that The Funeverse was looking for two new poets to add their brilliance to our ranks. After a great many entries and lots and lots of chin-stroking (and cake) we are very pleased to announce the first of our winners.
Please welcome JANET FOXLEY to The Funeverse!
Janet is a super-powered writer whose fantastic Muncle Trogg books were widely praised. Janet won the 2010 Times / Chicken House Children's Fiction competition, shortlisted for a whole fistful of prizes AND was featured on the Richard and Judy book club! We are so so pleased she is now adding her words to The Funeverse
Here are the poems which made us say YES!
TIME FOR A SNACK
As I was feeling like a snack
I came across a multipack
Of little fishes, pink and shiny,
Tasty too – but sadly tiny.
If I’m to last right through till supper
I need a better filler-upper.
A porpoise or a common seal
Would do me till my next full meal.
But failing those, I could do worse
Than eat the writer of this verse.
I don’t eat yukky carrots,
I just eat yummy cakes –
The kind you get in cafés,
The sort my mother makes.
Today she’s made another one
(she really loves to bake)
And it tastes quite scrummilicious…
What? You say “It’s Carrot Cake”?
Under the hill near the apple tree
Is a little home, with worms for tea.
It’s cosy, not too cold or hot,
The sort of place I like a lot.
But – worms for tea? No, on the whole,
I wouldn’t want to live with Mole.
DON’T TELL MUM
Today I met a monster
And took him home with me.
I hid him in my bedroom
So my mother wouldn’t see.
He’s sleeping in my cupboard now.
My mother doesn’t know.
I’ve wrapped him in a towel
So his claws and tail don’t show.
Mum reads a bedtime story –
It’s sadly quite a bore –
Then suddenly she stops and says
‘That sounded like a snore!’
‘Oh that? It’s just my monster.’
Mum laughs. ‘How you pretend!
I’m glad it’s just another
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