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Journey to the Centre of My Brain

Posted by j-bar03 on January 27, 2012

The review copy of Journey to the Centre of My Brain by James Carter, landed on our doormat on 25th January, which as any Scot will tell you is Burns Night.

So, while the rest of Scotland were reciting an “Ode to a Haggis”, we were giggling to “An Ode to My Brain” (which was the favourite of 7 year old Lucy).

Other rhymes that particularly made Lucy laugh were “A Lullaby for Woolly Mammoth” and “What is a Dinosaur Made Of” (answer: Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr! Grr!)

We all really liked the layout of the poems (ie. brain-shaped, mammoth-shaped, dinosaur-shaped etc), the funky fonts used, and the cover illustration by Serge Seidlitz.

It took the author five years to write this book. We say, it was time well spent as we’ll be reading these poems for at least that amount of time!