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 a friend a friend 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.
ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 70 books for young people, including the bestseller The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, the Teenage Worrier series, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- and her debut picture story book It’s Not Fairy. Ros lives in north London with her husband and two sons. For more information about Ros, visit her website: www.rosasquith.co.uk
'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 appealing and warm collection'
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
'an exuberant assortment'
'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.'