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A Kid in My Class

By Rachel Rooney
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

This stimulating, perceptive and highly entertaining set of poems takes a whole classful of children, plus the class hamster, and draws deft portraits of them all.

This first collaboration between a prize-winning poet and the former Children’s Laureate takes a whole classful of children, plus the class hamster, and draws deft portraits of them all: the pushy, the shy, the dreamy, the daring, the ordinary, the one who wants to be best friends, the one who runs in his wheelchair, the cool kid, the tough kid - and lots more, including the teacher and the classroom assistant. This is a stimulating, perceptive and highly entertaining set of poems from one of the UK’s top children’s poets. With a poem per spread, there is lots of room for Chris Riddell’s wonderful illustrations, showing portraits of each child plus an illustration of every poem – and the hamster runs through the book, to be found on every page!

  • 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

About the author

Rachel Rooney worked as a teacher of special needs children while also bringing up her three sons. She is much in demand for school workshops, and for performances of her work at festivals. Her first poetry collection, The Language of Cat, was published in 2011 and won the CLPE prize, followed by My Life as a Goldfish in 2014. She lives in Brighton.

About the illustrator

Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-17, is internationally renowned both as artist and author. His awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal (2002, 2004), the Costa Children's Book Award (2013), and the Hay Festival Medal for Illustration (2015). He is currently president of the School Library Association. His bestselling books include the Goth Girl series, the Coraline series, The Sleeper and the Spindle with Neil Gaiman and A Great Big Cuddle with Michael Rosen. He lives in Brighton, UK.

ISBN: 9781910959879
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Dimensions: 170 x 250mm, 88pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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