Here's a cropped scan of the cover, complete with a typically 'off the cuff' and badly scrawled working title, and one short verse.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that quite a bit of the material hasn't dated that much. That's to say, the world may have changed, but children still observe it with the same degree of clarity and frightening logic.
Three things have inspired me to give it a go. (a) Your enthusiasm for 'The Gap' (b) Rediscovering my old MS, and (c) A wonderful performance we saw at the Cambridge Festival, by Paul Cookson. His wonderfully funny book of poems for kids, Pants on Fire is a delight. His readings from it, had all of us laughing, not just the kids.
Paul Cookson in full flight, at Cambridge, 2012
Here's another daft one I wrote 28 years ago, with an inspirational five year-old buzzing about the place.
Dad took his clothes off at the beach,
He turned all red and white.
He doesn't always look like that,
His trunks were just too tight.