British & American Drama Schools Going Crazy for ‘Pocketful of Poesies’


Pocketful of Poesies is unlike any publication ever previously perused and that is quite a phenomenal pursuance.  It is also pocket-money priced.

Pocketful of Poesies is a pick of perfectly plangent dark tales suitable for big kids and adults alike…and so it seems, drama students, too.

The book is an astonishing array of very short stories that take alliteration to a completely new level with absolutely EVERY word of each story beginning with the same letter…perfect for drama students practising their diction and pronounciation, or so it seems.

The author, Toula Mavridou-Messer says,”we had a team of reviewers read Poesies before it was published and the feedback we got was astonishing and quite a surprise. One girl, an actress, immediately contacted us suggested we contact drama schools to let them know about the book as it’s perfect for students’ voice training and diction.  Another woman, a teacher in a primary school, suggested that all Year 6 children should read it as it was a perfect teaching tool for 10 and 11 years olds and would fire up their imaginations whilst expanding their vocabularies. So far, the feedback from schools has been 100% positive.”

Gone are the days of, “Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers,’ and ‘She sells sea shells on the sea shore.’ Instead, students are now being introduced to a whole new volume of these incredible and modern short stories written entirely in alliteration, to get their tongues and minds around.

Stories such as “Annie and Adam’s Adventure at Arthur’s Animal Aid Association,” “Betty Bets Billy ‘Bout Blowing Bigger Bubbles Better,” and “Colin Couldn’t Comprehend Chafing Cream” WILL soon have the next generation of Olivier’s, Attenborough’s and Taylor’s enunciating perfectly.

This collection is also full to bursting with delightful and dark illustrations that bring to mind that old and extremely successful partnership of Roald Dahl and Gerald Scarfe.

The alphabet may have 26 letters but there is no rule that each word you use has to start with a different one each time and Toula Mavridou-Messer proves just that in Volume One of Pocketful of Poesies.

You can watch the trailer here:

Available from Amazon as an illustrated paperback, a Kindle ebook or FREE from Kindle Unlimited.


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