About the poet
Judith Nicholls (b. 1941) is one of Britain's best-known poets for children, with over 50 books...
Why are there hairs in your nose, Daddy;
why all those hairs in your nose?
Those are vibrissae, my darling;
vibrissae, as everyone knows!
Why are there hairs on your chest, Daddy;
why are there no hairs on mine?
Hairs on your chest will come later, my son;
hairs on the chest take some time!
Why's there no hair on your head, Daddy;
why not a hair on your head?
Hair on the head is an optional extra -
now eat up your dinner, then bed!
from Dragonsfire (Faber and Faber, 1990), copyright © Judith Nicholls 1990, used by permission of the author
Judith Nicholls Reading from her Poems. (The poems on this tracklist are not currently available to download. You can purchase the full CD via the link below.)