Many thanks to the special staff at Brent Libraries who invited me for an author visit yesterday.
Thanks also to the Year Two children (St Paul’s Class from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, and Rose Class from Harlesden Primary) who answered riddles, listened to stories, filled the libraries with laughter and ideas, and borrowed a lot of books…
To celebrate the publication of DON’T CALL ME CHOOCHIE POOH! today, here is the poem St Paul’s Class invented:
THE SILLY NAMES POEM
Don’t call me BIBBY BOBBY GOO GOO GUMBO!
Don’t call me MY LITTLE OOFAM BOOFAM!
Don’t call me ISSUM WISSUM SWEETIE TOES!
All those sound like names for babies.
Don’t call me TEENSY WEENSY CHICKABIDDY!
Don’t call me OOPSIE BOOPSIE HONEY BUNNY!
Don’t call me YICKLE PICKLE BOO BOO!
I’D RATHER JUST BE ME!
by Year Two St Paul’s at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Primary, working with Sean Taylor, Wembley Library, 3rd February 2016.