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Never Nudge a Budgie!

by Colin West

Hailed as the master of comic verse, Colin West is funnier than ever in his latest sidesplitting collection Never Nudge a Budgie! Divided into seven sections, which include “Funny Folk”, “Curious Creatures” and “Vicious Verses”, Never Nudge a Budgie! collects together one hundred of West’s best poems yet. Some are old, some are new; all are infused with his trademark wit. And each poem is paired with a wonderful and winsome picture by the poet himself – don’t miss his drawing of a crocodile getting its teeth checked, or of Betty eating spaghetti. There are limericks, tongue-twisters, shape poems and rhymes, each on a more unlikely topic than the last, such as the Ogglewop’s large tummy, whether or not to be a bee, and why you should never ever nudge a budgie!


01 February, 2016

About Colin West

Colin published his first collection of nonsense verse in 1975, shortly after graduating from The Royal College of Art, and since then has written over 60 children's books. His talent for off-message, anarchic laughter has brought him many fans, including celebrated American poet Ken Nesbitt, who calls him "a master of the art of humorous poetry for children." Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. Visit his website at

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