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Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me, hardback, 32pp, £9.99
- Written by Eloise Greenfield
- Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi
Seven-year-old Jace and his puppy Thinker are poets, putting everything they do into verse, from going to the park to philosophising to playing ball.
One day they’ll have the whole world figured out. For now, though, Thinker has to keep quiet in public, and he can’t go to school with Jace – he might recite a poem, and then Jace’s friends will say he’s weird.
But when Pets’ Day comes, and Thinker is allowed into the classroom at last, he finds it harder than he expected to keep his rhyming skills a secret.
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More about this book:
- Thinker wins Highly Commended prize in CLiPPA 2019!
- Thinker celebrated in The New York Times!
- Thinker picked as the best diverse children’s books by The Evening Standard
- Hurrah! Thinker nominated for Kate Greenaway Awards!
- Hooray! Thinker shortlisted for CLPE Poetry Award!
- Listen to Eloise Greenfield recite her poetry in fab video for Thinker
- Watch this video to learn more about illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi
- Watch this video: Get inspired by poet Eloise Greenfield
- Thinker chosen as a top children’s book of 2018 in Ireland!
- Eloise Greenfield explains: how Thinker began
- Read this interview by author Eloise Greenfield
- Watch this creative video by illustrator Ehan Abdollahi: Make Thinker the Puppy for yourself
- Read a review by Read It Daddy: The poems danced off our tongues
- Thinker was selected as Perfect Picture Book Friday. Read a review by Patricia Nozell
- Read a review by Educational consultant Alison Kelly for Reading Zone: Thinker is a book teachers will want to introduce to children poem by poem
- Read a review by Jill Bennett: a delightfully quirky poetry book
- Ehsan Abdollahi named as ‘illustrator in residence’ at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018
- Read a review by Books for Keeps: Thinker dances with rhythm and meaning
- Read a round-up of the conclusions of our Children & Poetry campaign
- Read responses to our Children & Poetry Campaign by Eloise Greenfield, Roger Stevens, Tony Mitton, Sue Hardy- Dawson, Jean Atkin, Lorna Gutirrez, Joelle Taylor, Joshua Seigal, Julie Douglas, Liz Brownlee, John Lyons, James Carter
- Read an interview with Eloise Greenfield by the Federation of Children’s Book Group, FCBG
- Read a review by Minerva Reads: a wonderful introduction to poetry
- Thinker is introduced as one of the ‘Best Kids Books for this Summer’ by The Scotsman
- Read an article by Balkin Buddies about an event honouring Eloise Greenfield
- Thinker to be published in United States soon!
- Read a review by Mamma Filz: Thinker celebrates diversity in an engaging way!
- Read a blog by author Eloise Greenfield: Thinker makes a big splash at Edinburgh Book Festival!
- Read a review by teacher and blogger Aidan Severs: Thinker will entertain and educate young readers!
- Read a review by teacher and blogger Ed Finch: Thinker is another big win for Tiny Owl
- Read a review by Carousel: Thinker is full of generous and lively poems!
- ‘I fell in love with Thinker!’ An interview with Eloise Greenfield
- Read a review: A ten year old student gives his thoughts on Thinker
- Read a review: ‘Thinker’ celebrates difference and uniqueness!
- Read a review by IBBYUK: Thinker is warm and lively!
- Read a review by The School Library Journal: Thinker is an entertaining and empathetic story!
- Read a review by Kirkus Reviews: Thinker celebrates poetry, family and friendship
- Read a review by Publishers Weekly: Thinker shows kids that being yourself is the best bet!
- Read an interview with author Eloise Greenfield by The Horn Book magazine: Discover Thinker!
- Read a review by Librarian’s Quest: Readers will want to meet Thinker and Jace!
- Read a review by school librarian C. Carter: Thinker is uplifting and inspiring!
- Thinker featured on the Library Girl and Book Boy podcast.
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