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AtoZ Challenge; X is for XXX by Colin West

Colin West studied Graphic Design and Illustration at various art colleges. His first book, a slim volume of nonsense verse, Out of the Blue from Nowhere, was published by Dennis Dobson in 1976 – I am the proud owner of one of these! He went on to write and illustrate some sixty children’s books, some of which were favourites with my children, and now lives in Sussex and writes and draws for his own amusement, mainly.

However, he has published two rather wonderful recent collections The Funniest Stuff and Bonkers Ballads, both of which are stuffed with Colin’s delightfully witty poems and charming, colour illustrations.


Here is the fun poem and wonderful illustration Colin sent for the poetry feast:



© Colin West

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  1. that is a cute & fun poem. & harrold’s ‘useless’ poem is so much fun.

    thank you for stopping by my blog, have a lovely day.


  2. Still playing catch-up – backwards – but grinning again.



  1. Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge2019 ~ Jemima Pett

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