The Language of Cat
Written by Rachel Rooney
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Winner of the CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Poetry Award 2012.
Age 5+. With wordplay, riddles and poems that are funny, fast-paced, lyrical and thought-provoking, this is an exciting debut from an outstanding new poet.
Awarding the prize, the judges said:
'Winning the CLPE Award is incredibly exciting for me - and slightly overwhelming too. Three years ago, even the thought of having a solo collection with a publisher was just a vague dream for me. But I was lucky enough to be taken on by Janetta Otter-Barry at Frances Lincoln Children's Books and The Language of Cat was born. The CLPE is the only award for a children’s poetry collection - and this makes it an extra special one for me. I hope that my win might encourage other emerging poets to carry on with their writing. Miracles do happen sometimes!'
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The Language of Cat by Rachel Rooney
Find out who cast the P from a spell; read about the queen who dreams of eating burgers and chips; see what happened to the friend who swallowed a DVD; best of all, learn the language of Cat.
's poems have a subtle distinctive speaking voice, lighting up shifts of thought and feeling that young readers will recognise but that cliches would conceal. Books for Keeps A delightful assortment of poems in myriad styles. Brighton Argus This book is brilliant because anyone at any age, can read and enjoy it. It would be perfect for a birthday or Christmas present, and anyone who got it would be very lucky!! I've kept my whole family entertained by reading these poems aloud, and I hope you can share the gift of Rachel's poetry with your family. English 4-11 A well-crafted, stimulating and un-patronising box of delights, always accessible and constantly inventive. -- Carol Ann Duffy'
About the Author
Interest Age: From 8
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
5th May 2011