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BOOKS
Created: 14th August, 2015

My Life as a Goldfish and other poems

Author: Rachel Rooney
Illustrator: Ellie Jenkins
Publisher: Frances Lincoln

These succinct and sometimes darkly humorous poems are lessons in how economy of words can lead the imagination to soar. Nursery rhyme adverts strip well-known stories to their bare bones & distil them while a wolf girl creeps out of the woods like an Angela Carter character. Delicious wordplay takes places in a list that describes a monster's lunch while a ‘Raga Man’ is entirely composed of anagrams. 'The Problem with Spelling' provides humorous ammunition for those who know that phonics in isolation are not all there is to learning to read.

Shortlisted for the 2015 CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award)

 

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Rachel Rooney - Cheer Up

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Rachel Rooney - Don't Move the Goalposts

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Rachel Rooney - Flame

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Rachel Rooney - Home Time

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Rachel Rooney - Liar

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Rachel Rooney - Making Friends

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Rachel Rooney - Nobody Knows

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Rachel Rooney - Six Facts About Light

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Rachel Rooney - The 20a Bus

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Rachel Rooney - The Whisper

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Rachel Rooney - Wide Open

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