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    Children's Poetry Book

    Hi All

    I was wondering if any of you know of a bookshop in HK where I could get copies of classic children's poetry books. Books like A.A. Milne's "Now we are six" or stuff by Hillaire Belloc and Edward Lear. I'm looking for a bit of an alternative for bedtime reading variety and think they could be just the ticket!

    I have to say I haven't looked yet but don't recall poetry sections in the average Bookazine and Dymocks so it would be nice and very unhongkong of me if I could go to the right place first time!?

    Thank you!

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    Maybe try Pollux? Or I guess amazon.com would be the other option.

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    I'd say that PageOne has those titles; they can order them if they don't stock them currently.

    Amazon will ship your order quickly. I buy my books online and they are here within 10 days or so.

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    I was also at the bookstore connected to WiseKids in Cyberport this weekend and saw a lot of Pooh books, both classic and Disney.

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    my kids love shel silvestein... they are a little young for some of the poems, but they still enjoy them. i think it's because of his drawings to go with them.

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    Thanks everyone, I love a browse in a bookstore so I'll try these suggestions and resort to Amazon if that doesn't work.

    Carang, I don't know Shel Silvestein but I'll check him out ;-)

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    really? he is VERY famous! (many of his poems were made into songs... even his poetry for adults: On The Cover of the Rolling Stone...)

    you can easily find him in any bookshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvn View Post
    Thanks everyone, I love a browse in a bookstore so I'll try these suggestions and resort to Amazon if that doesn't work.

    Carang, I don't know Shel Silvestein but I'll check him out ;-)
    GeoBaby also sells books through ShopinHK.Com Save on shipping charges from the US.

    Here's a list of Shel Silvestein books we stock
    Shel Silvestein | Books | DVDs | Toys | CDs on Hong Kong Online Shopping

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