Long awaited collection of poems for children which I am so pleased is finally finished! Here is one of my favourites that inspired the title:
Dragon on my shoulder
I need some coffee to start me on my day
Sugar sweet and thrice time stirred
My pet curled up within my hair
Breathes warm into my ear
It warms my neck
So close its gurgle no-one else can hear
Some take sandwiches, a bit of cold rice
Their tin of caffeine or a flagon of hot tea
But I am a smuggler of dreams into work
With my little pet dragon in my briefcase
And when the day is done
And the in-tray war is won
We will ride the metal dragon home
We’ll snuggle up in front of the magic box
…I’ll toss the corn kernels into the air
…and my pet dragon will make us popcorn
Wonderful message from competition winner – thank you so much!
@kfeline my daughter received a signed copy of arty tardy yesterday and has finished it already what a fantastic book
First week back on my final teaching placement in Early Years. Haven’t even finished planning next week yet….numeracy, literacy, phonics….exhausted.
If one more person says “All reception do is play all day” I will happily stuff their heads in my caterpillar jar.
What a busy week it has been! I visited the three schools participating in my pilot scheme. Each class read ARTY TARDY and we analysed it together. I got some really good constructive feedback and they told how much they are enjoying it. I’m so pleased that it has already helped so many adults and children alike to understand life from the perspective of a child with autism for that was the aim of the book. It’s good that it has provoked so much thinking and already it is the favourite book of two autistic children in the schools I am working in. I am truly humbled – and delighted.
My son, the budding photographer and also the book cover designer was on hand to take photographs and did a great job. The story will be going to press shortly.
There has also been interest in the book from educational press and establishments and the book itself is going to be offered in various competitions – I will keep you posted!
If anyone wants a taster – pop along to my website and listed to the first two chapters! I hope you enjoy!
Today I visited Godwin Primary School in Dagenham
I met parents who are writing a book of short stories – messages for their children – my kind of stuff!
We talked about what inspires me, the challenges and fun of writing.
There were tears, laughter and hugs and plenty of refreshments! Thanks Alison!!!
Met so many wonderful members of staff – what a great school and I look forward to visiting again soon!
Thanks to everyone!