Norah's Nasty Knickers are the nastiest nether-garments in the known universe. But it isn't the knickers themselves that are nasty, it's their owner when she's got them on! Why does Norah turn into such an evil nagbag when she's wearing her nasty knickers? That's a question for the reader to decide, as they embark on yet another strange journey into the mind of Gez Walsh, Potty Poet, performance poet and children's entertainer extraordinaire. (It turns out the knickers have had a spell cast on them by an evil witch, by the way, and after escaping of their own accord, they eventually end up by being owned by Anne Robinson. But that, as they say, is another story.)
Can the rest of this volume of nutty nonsense match up to the standard of the first poem, and of Gez's previous five collections in the Potty Poets series? Yes! Sadly, it can, and does! We go on to meet the Superheroes who aren't very effective, such as Cow Pat Man, (green and smelly) and Pen Man, who just writes letters of complaint to villains. We explore the fascination of sleepy dirt (a bogey in the eye is very scary/was it brought by the bogey fairy?) in fact, we explore the full range of Gez's subject matter, that has brought chuckles to the cheeks of thousands of delighted readers in the last five years, since his first book, The Spot on My Bum, appeared in 1997. If you would like to make the acquaintance of King Kong Clive who can juggle six beer crates with one hand, Miguel the Nasty Gnat, and Cyril the tap-dancing centipede, who keeps the other insects awake with his hundred feet, you'll find them all within these fun packed, pun-packed pages. Add to this the goings on at The Vampire party, Arnie the muscular termite , Sharon the Troll, who starts a second career selling beauty products for Avon, the delights of teachers in love, and the story of Ronnie, who nicks a cow when his school visits the community farm, and I think you will get the idea.
Finally, in Food for Life, the one serious poem in the book, Gez looks at the problem of anorexia, and makes a thought-provoking plea for sanity in a world where kids are bombarded with impossibly-skinny body images that damage their own self-worth. All those Gez Walsh fans who have been eagerly awaiting this latest grotty gathering of manic macaronic metre won't be disappointed. This is the maestro at his perky, pungent, prattling, pottiest, best. Enjoy!
To book Gez for an appearance at your school, festival, or other event, phone 01484 663790