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A Kid in Our Class


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £10.99 PAGES: 88 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 02/08/2018 ISBN: 9781910959879

A Kid in Our Class

Rachel Rooney, illus by Chris Riddell

Otter-Barry Books

Eagerly anticipated new collection of poems by one of the top children's poets writing today, with stunning illustrations by Chris Riddell.

They're all here... every kid in the class has their own poem. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The best friender and the kid who runs in his wheelchair. The tough kid, the poet. And not forgetting the class hamster. This brilliant, eagerly awaited new collection from one of the outstanding poets of our generation, winner of the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of the former UK Children's Laureate.

Selling points

  • Rachel Rooney's The Language of Cat (2011) was the 2011 Poetry Book Society's children's choice, won the 2012 CLPE poetry award and was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal
  • My Life as a Goldfish (2014) was shortlisted for CLiPPA (CLPE) Award in 2015
  • Illustrated with wit and sensitivity by the multi-award- winning former Children's Laureate Presentation is special and distinctive, with an illustrated spread for each poem, making use of a distinctive blue wash


'Making the ordinary seem extraordinary is a gift - one which characterises the poetry of Rachel Rooney' – Book Trust


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