My Bed is An Air Balloon by: Julia Copus Illustrated by: Alison Jay

She has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (2010). This is a story that is a dream to see. To me this picture book reads like a lyric poem that is also reads in a sing-song rhythm with the lines of words in a wavy formation from page to page and at times even rhyme.The pictures that were drawn by Alison were fun, colorful and one could read the pictures to tell the story, but the words made it more fun. Julia Copus and Alison Jay has answered my question with their picture/word book ‘My Bed is An Air Balloon’. It is also a story that is perfect for a day care, preschool and even a kindergarten classroom to share at nap time to increase relaxation after lunch. This is a five star read that was fun to read for all ages. It is also a good book for language development with the use of the nonsense words using real words. One of my favorite pictures was when the bed was flying over the water and the water was filled with various shapes that float and the other was when the little girl meet a little boy floating along on the wind. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Her poem ‘An Easy Passage’ features on the exam syllabus for the EdExcel A’ Level in English Literature   and ‘Raymond, at 60’ is included in the Unseen Poetry Preparation Anthology for the same board.           AMAZONAbout the Author Julia CopusPoet and children’s author Julia Copus is a UK-based writer. There are words like ‘fluttertufts’ and ‘whifflepigs’ using real words to form unusual compound words. This is a story that is written as a dream that uses nonsense words to tell a story that actually makes sense. All three of her poetry collections are recommendations of the Poetry Book Society, an organisation set up by T. S. Eliot in 1953 “to propagate the art of poetry”. You are here: Home / Book Reviews / My Bed is An Air Balloon by: Julia Copus Illustrated by: Alison JayMy Bed is An Air Balloon by: Julia Copus Illustrated by: Alison JayFebruary 11, 2019 by Mark Graham Leave a Comment  My Bed is An Air Balloon                         Written by: Julia Copus   Illustrated by: Alison Jay2018Faber & Faber PublishingISBN:   978-0571-33484-1ISBN:   978-0571-34771-116 pages“What an adventure!”   Who wouldn’t want a bed like an air balloon? I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Ghost Lines, a cycle of radio poems following the journey of a couple undergoing IVF treatment, made the shortlist for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.