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A 48 hour poetry challenge based on Kate Hursthouse’s A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies




A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies by Kate Hursthouse, published by Little Love, Mary Egan Publishing, 2018

This is Kate’s first book! It is such fun!! It is bright, bold, imaginative.


In this book Kate illustrates collective nouns. Her list is like a poem!

A collective noun covers groups of things, people and animals.

We say a school of whales and a bunch of flowers.

We say a flock of birds and a fleet of ships.

This book should be in every school library because it is fun and it gets you thinking sideways!

These are the collective nouns Kate illustrated in eye-popping ways:

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I would loved to see poems inspired by the compound nouns in the book

or     you can make up your own collective nouns if you like

AND         this is a FLASH challenge

so you only have until noon on Wednesday 25th April.


I will post some favourites and give a book to one young poet.


Include: your name, age, year and name of school

Put: compound noun poem in subject line so I don’t miss your email


Kate’s website