Speaking For Ourselves
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On the front of BfK this month is the cover of Yesterday by Adèle Geras. The artwork is by Carolyn Piggford. This book is one from the 'Teenage Memoirs' series published by Walker (see the article, All Their Yesterdays, in this issue) and Adèle, of course, is the subject of our Authorgraph - see centre-spread. Our thanks to Walker Books for their help in using this illustration.
Six and seven year-olds giggled with pure enjoyment at 'Em's Empty Egg' and a host more. They loved the language and rhythms, related immediately to the subject-matter and begged to see every one of Satoshi Kitamura's clear and funny illustrations. Using the voices of three children, aged six, four and one-and-a-half, on subjects from falling down and eating to punching little brother and fishing, these poems stimulated valuable discussion and had huge appeal. I'm sure they'll be read again and again.