The Emma Press


Super Guppy: Poems for Children


Poems by Edward van de Vendel
Illustrated by Fleur van de Weel
Translated from Dutch by David Colmer

An Emma Press Children’s Poetry Collection
Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 6+; for children aged 8+ to read on their own



Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works across all areas of the business, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until we've finished updating the website!


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.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Publication date: 30th May 2019
Page count: 80

Additional information

Dimensions 15.0 × 21.0 cm

Paperback, eBook

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