All reviews tagged with Rachel Rooney

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A Kid in My Class

The eponymous ‘kid’ in this exuberant collection from prize-winning poet Rooney is a wildly varying type – there’s the football-mad one, the self-obsessed (presented in haiku form with the word ‘me’ repeated seventeen times), the compulsive fibber, the nondescript ‘Joe Bloggs’. There’s also the serial best-friender, the fidgeter and the queen bee who’s always first…

The Language of Cat

The mark of a skilful children’s poet is that the poems can be enjoyed just as much by adults. This is certainly the case with The Language of Cat, Rachel Rooney’s first book of collected poems. In it, as the title suggests, we are invited to view the world from unusual perspectives, be it that…



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