"He's not scared of nothing.
Nobody. Never. Nah.
Which means that he is.
Tough Kid. Not tough enough.
I know - I once met his dad."
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 eagerly awaited new collection from an outstanding poet, winner of the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of the former UK Children's Laureate.
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RACHEL ROONEY trained and works as a special needs teacher, alongside visits to schools for poetry readings and workshops. Her debut collection of poems for older children The Language of Cat was the 2011 Poetry Book Society children's choice. It also won the 2012 CLPE Award and was long listed for the Carnegie Medal. Her second collection ofMore about Rachel Rooney
Chris Riddell Biography
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an illustrator and political cartoonist for the Observer. Many of his children's books have won a number of major prizes including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Go