The Language of Cat by Rachel Rooney
  

The Language of Cat

Written by Rachel Rooney

5+ readers   All Shortlists and Winners   Poetry    
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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!'

To view other collections of poetry for children, click here.

Win a Two Hoots Goody Bag!

Two Hoots is a brilliant new publishing imprint from Pan Macmillan, specialising in beautifully illustrated books for all ages and we have a Goody Bag full of their gorgeous books to give away, including Tidy and Little Red!

To have a chance of winning one of these great prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

Draw closes on 4 July 2016. The winners will be notified by 12 July 2016.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 04/07/2016

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

'is something rare - a poetry book for children that doesn't patronise its intended audience'

'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

Rachel Rooney

RACHEL ROONEY trained as a special needs teacher and currently works with children with autism. She also teaches poetry workshops for West Sussex's Gifted and Talented Programme, and leads workshops in schools as a visiting poet. She has been shortlisted for the Belmont Poetry Prize and 60 of her poems have been published in children's poetry anthologies.

The Language of Cat was her first book of collected poems. She lives in Brighton.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Rachel Rooney
More books by Rachel Rooney

Author's Website

www.rachelrooneypoet.co.uk/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

05/05/2011

ISBN

9781847801678

Categories


This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools