The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Gladiator
This hilarious poetry book features ridiculous rhymes and gut-busting gags that children can share with their friends, as well as quirky and highly-detailed illustrations. From the woes of a vampire, via some loopy limericks, to poems about terrifying teachers, children will be laughing as they learn about the basics of verse and want to read them all again and again.
John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children’s books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and ‘fiction with facts’ books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya’s You Wouldn’t Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company’s new website for use in classrooms.
Stephanie Murphy is a graduate of Loughborough University and now works as a professional illustrator.