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The Problem with Problems


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Rachel Rooney (Author) Rachel Rooney trained and worked as a teacher for Special Needs for many years before rediscovering her love of writing poetry. She was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award in 2015 and 2019 and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has also been a judge for both the CLiPPA and the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Rachel was born in London and now lives in Brighton. Zehra Hicks (Illustrator) Zehra Hicks is a tutor at Chelsea College of Arts, where she completed a Short Course in Book Illustration in 2009. Since then, she has been highly commended for the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and shortlisted for the Read It Again! Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award. Zehra lives with her family in Epsom, Surrey.


"Problems are given a physical form in this funny, insightful picture book which combines a thoughtful lyrical text with bouncy, bright art" -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller - Editor's Choice *
"Gently funny and very readable this is a great way to keep the conversation open about what is going on in our children's minds." * Angels & Urchins *
"Children's self-help is a booming market, and Rooney gives a masterclass in how to do it well... here the combination of Rooney's sing-song rhymes and Zehra Hicks's cosily expressive illustrations make the medicine go down very easily." -- Emily Bearn * Telegraph *
"An excellent book for sharing with any child but especially anxious ones." -- Sarah Webb * Irish Independent *
"A lovely way to tackle a sometimes difficult subject in a way that will appeal to many children." -- Tricia Adams * LoveReading4Kids *

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