Thinker My Puppy Poet and Me
Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi
(Tiny Owl)– hardback
Jace says, “You’re a poet?/ I’m a poet, too.” He names the new puppy, Thinker. These are the poems of their life together, ‘Thinker My Puppy Poet and Me’. Thinker shares his welcome party and asks Jace about life. He longs to join Jace at school. Jace fears that Thinker’s poetry will startle his classmates. In the park, Thinker is warned, ‘No matter what you/ want to say,/ Just watch, think and bark,/ okay?’
Poet Eloise Greenfield is a US national treasure. The poems included in ‘Thinker My Puppy Poet and Me’ are accessible, relevant and full of meaning. Ehsan Abdollahi’s beautifully colourful overlaid pictures highlight this book.
Nominated for the CLiPPA prize.