The Noisy Classroom: Poems about School by Ieva Flamingo
It isn’t easy being a kid – especially not in the noisiest class in the school. Some days, you struggle with algebra, or too much homework. Sometimes, one of your fellow pupils just won’t SHUT UP. And sometimes, the hardest thing is just trying to fit in. When the class feels like a many-headed dragon, how can you find a place for yourself? Would you feel less lonely if you could smuggle in a cat? And when your parents are fighting, don’t you find yourself looking into other people’s windows on the walk back home?
Contains 40 poems and features bonus materials, including ideas for writing your own poems. Supported by Latvian Writers’ Union (Latvijas Rakstnieku Savienība) and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. Translated from the Latvian by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini, Sara Smith and Richard O’Brien.
For reading aloud to children aged 6+; for children aged 8+ to read on their own.