Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the whole alternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encourage children to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
Mick has written or edited more than 100 books for children and young people. He visits schools, libraries, colleges and festivals throughout the UK and abroad to give readings, performances and lead workshops.