Super Guppy by Edward van de Vendel, translation: David Colmer
(The Emma Press, 2019, 80 pages)
Have you ever had a pet? Or have you ever stopped to look at all of the small things in your home that make up your life? From wet socks to being tucked into bed at night, and strongly featuring one inspiring guppy fish with real staying power – Super Guppy stays close to home, but it’s a home full of fun, jokes, and surprising adventure.
This is a funny, contemporary collection of children’s poems about home life, that will appeal to curious children who have questions about how the world, and everything in it, works! Edward van de Vendel’s poems confront the growing pains that every child has to face with good humour and the message that we can learn from our mistakes. Featuring fun illustrations by Fleur van der Weel, the book also comes with a number of writing prompts to get children working on their own poems.