• Otter-Barry Books
  • 20.08.2020
Listen to a sample of poems from the book

Dear Ugly Sisters

And Other Poems

Tonight I fancy a flight,
so I shuffle my short feathers
and jump.

Original, dazzling and unconventional, this brilliant first solo collection has a surprise on every page.

Go on a night flight, have a monster’s lunch, immerse yourself in birdsong. Shout out an Apatosaurus rap before checking out Alexander Fleming’s petri dish. Find fairy tales with a twist, poems to make you laugh – and reflective poems to think about.

Full of variety, wit and warmth, this is a spectacular debut from a poet to watch! 

“Laura Mucha’s debut poetry collection is a delight – lively, original and covering an eclectic range of subjects.” The Independent’s top ten poetry books

“A stunningly original collection of accessible poems from the witty and wry to more thought-provoking and wise.” BookTrust, Books We Love

“Laura Mucha is a well-established, prize-winning poet so this debut collection for children is long overdue… A really lovely addition to a class poetry collection.” Five Stars, Reading Zone

“I enjoyed the variety of subjects and perceptive interpretations, the humour and the originality. This book is a must for every school library and classroom collection, with much to enjoy for children reading the poems to themselves or for reading aloud.” The School Librarian

“A delightful collection of children’s poems that brings Shel Silverstein to mind. This is the type of book that I would have read over and over when I was a kid.”  Cybils Award

“Dear Ugly Sisters and other poems’ is a brilliant collection – a must have for any teacher!” – North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award