What I do when someone calls me stupid…
First of all I know they're wrong,
then I find that place inside where I am strong
I walk away with my head held tall
till I find someone that I can call
Poems about me, about you, about everyone in the class.
Poems about friendship, playing games, teachers, bullying, jealousy, quarrels and secrets…
Funny, thoughtful and entertaining, Cheryl Moskowitz is an exciting new talent, and in tune with what goes on inside and outside the classroom.
CHERYL MOSKOWITZ is a performance poet, previously an actor and playwright, who regularly visits schools, performing her work and giving workshops. In 2011 she was awarded 2nd prize in the Hippocrates Award for Poetry and Medicine, and her adult novel, Wyoming Trail, was published by Granta. Can it be about Me? is her first published book of poetry for children. She lives in north London.
ROS ASQUITH has been a cartoonist for the Guardian for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people, including the Teenage Worrier series and, for Frances Lincoln, the internationally bestselling The Great Big Book of Families (9781845079994) with Mary Hoffman. Her own picture book, It's Not Fairy (9781847802361), is the first she has both written and illustrated. Ros lives in north London.
funny, thoughtful and entertaining.
A delightfully varied collection of poems which capture many of the familiar things that take place in classrooms, every day and every where
'A gem of a collection' 'A wealth of carefully observed and recollected vignettes of childhood experience: funny, poignant, angry and hopeful by turns, it is a lovely gift for a primary school child.'
'As well as keenly observed pen portraits of school life, the author precedes eat poem with a comment about its origin, or an explanation of poetic form making this an anthology with a difference.'
'an exuberant assortment'
'An appealing and warm collection'