Children and Young People
One of Britain’s best-loved poets for young and old reads from his latest witty and wicked collection of poems for children, An Imaginary Menagerie. This imaginary menagerie is an A-Z collection of imagined rare breeds of animals including the anaconda in a Honda, the zonk, the useful catapillow, the reliable teapet, the newt who plays the flute and the wordfish.
McGough’s poetry is widely used in schools and he is twice winner of the Signal Award for best children’s poetry book and a recipient of the Cholmondeley Award. He rose to fame in the 1970s with hit songs Lily the Pink, The Scaffold and his part in the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.