Lincoln Children's Books

Can It Be About Me? A Poetry Book (Lincoln Children’s Books)

Lincoln Children's Books

Can It Be About Me? A Poetry Book (Lincoln Children’s Books)


Product Code: LC009

Age: 3y+

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What I do when someone calls me stupid…
First of all I know they’re wrong,
then I find that place inside where I am strong
I walk away with my head held tall
till I find someone that I can call
a friend
a friend

Poems about me, about you, about everyone in the class.
Poems about friendship, playing games, teachers, bullying, jealousy, quarrels and secrets…
Funny, thoughtful and entertaining, Cheryl Moskowitz is an exciting new talent, and in tune with what goes on inside and outside the classroom.


“As well as keenly observed pen portraits of school life, the author precedes eat poem with a comment about its origin, or an explanation of poetic form making this an anthology with a difference.” – Carousel

“An appealing and warm collection” – School Librarian

“A gem of a collection’  ‘A wealth of carefully observed and recollected vignettes of childhood experience: funny, poignant, angry and hopeful by turns, it is a lovely gift for a primary school child.” – Armadillo

“an exuberant assortment” – Books for Keeps

“A delightfully varied collection of poems which capture many of the familiar things that take place in classrooms, every day and everywhere” – LoveReading4Kids

“Funny, thoughtful and entertaining.” – Parents in Touch

Paperback: 96 pages

ISBN: 9781847803405

Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.6 x 20.3 cm

Written by: Cheryl Moskowitz

Illustrated by: Ros Asquith

About the Author: Cheryl Moskowitz is a performance poet, previously an actor and playwright, who regularly visits schools, performing her work and giving workshops. In 2011 she was awarded 2nd prize in the Hippocrates Award for Poetry and Medicine, and her adult novel, Wyoming Trail, was published by Granta. Can it be about Me? is her first published book of poetry for children. She lives in north London.

About the Illustrator: Ros Asquith has been a cartoonist for the Guardian for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people, including the Teenage Worrier series and, for Lincoln Children’s Books. Ros lives in north London.