Birth of a Book

I'm very pleased to announce the birth of my new book. Or rather the arrival of 34 pupils, 2 part-time teachers, a supply teacher, a teaching assistant - and a very clever class hamster. The book has received some lovely reviews including this Guardian quote from Imogen Russell Williams... Rooney evokes children’s perspectives with empathy: we meet a boy whose “legs don’t walk so he wheels in his chair instead. / And he runs in his head”, and a sufferer from early lovesickness: “I haven’t got a crush. He’s just a boy. I swear he’s just a boy who is my friend … ”. The poignancy and humour of these character sketches are heightened by their illustrations. I also got a welcome mention from Nico

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