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THINKER: My Puppy Poet and Me

Written by Eloise Greenfield

Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi

Key Stage 1

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Highly illustrated poetry - short listed for awards.  A boy and his puppy try to make sense of the world in rhyme - joyful and engaging.

Tricia Adams

THINKER: My Puppy Poet and Me Synopsis

Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the CLIPPA award 2019

Thinker isn't just an average puppy. He's a poet. So is his owner, Jace, and together they turn the world around them into verse. There's one thing they can't share, though: Thinker isn't allowed to go to school. That is, until Pets' Day. But the puppy poet finds it surprisingly hard to keep quiet... Seven-year-old Jace and his puppy Thinker are poets, putting everything they do into verse, from going to the park and philosophising to playing ball. One day they'll have the whole world figured out. For now, though, Thinker has to keep quiet in public, and he can't go to school with Jace - he might recite a poem, and then Jace's friends will say he's weird. But when Pets' Day comes, and Thinker is allowed into the classroom at last, he finds it harder than he expected to keep his rhyming skills a secret.

Eloise Greenfield's poems in `Thinker' dance joyfully upon the page as they inspire confidence and authenticity in readers old and young. These are poems about love, belonging, and the rewards of sharing our gifts with the world - all brought to life by the delicately rich artwork of Ehsan Abdollahi. Victoria Adukwei Bulley, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910328330
Publication date: 27th April 2018
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrator: Ehsan Abdollahi
Publisher: Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1

About Eloise Greenfield

Eloise Greenfield is the author of 47 books for children. She has received many awards and honours, including the 2018 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English. Ms. Greenfield was born on May 17, 1929, in Parmele, North Carolina and grew up in Washington, DC, where she still lives. This video introduces the author of Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me, her life and her amazing work!

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