• 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.” Book Trust, 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