About Me


Hi there I'm Gareth Lancaster, the author of all the poetry on the Fizzy Funny Fuzzy web site. I've been writing children's poetry since around 2000 and started by writing them initially for my daughter and then also my son. I live in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom with my wife, children and one cat called Gonzo. We did have another cat, who is sadly now longer with us, but was the inspiration for my Bod, My Fat Cat poem.

Fizzy Funny Fuzzy is all about poetry for kids of any age. We all like to laugh and hopefully my poetry on this web site will help you do just that.

My poetry has been used in numerous educational publications across the world, including as set text on examinations. In 2013 it is also appearing on the CBeebies show Magic Hands. I also hope to publish a first collection of poetry later this year.

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Why Write Poetry?

Listening to the silly things children say, especially my own, really got me into writing poetry. But as a child I always read lots of poetry.

My First Poem

The first poem I wrote was Horatio McGann

My Hobbies

Drawing, painting, building Lego with my son, being a clothes-horse for my daughter's many knitting projects, watching films and Cricket.

What I Wanted to be When I Grew Up

I still haven't decided yet!

Favourite Poet

Spike Milligan

Favourite Children's Books

'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers
All the 'Mr. Gum' books by Andy Stanton

Favourite Children's TV (as a kid)

Chorlton and the Wheelies, Jamie and the Magic Torch

Favourite Children's TV (now)

Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time

©2000 - 2014, Gareth Lancaster. No poetry on this web site may be reproduced without the author's permission. Email: info@fizzyfunnyfuzzy.com