(Lecturer in Primary Ed at University of Manchester)
'It is as though the author has dipped into a child's mind.
Full of humour, sensitivity and empathy. I can't wait to share it with my teaching students.'
(Children's Author and Illustrator)
'This is a very well-rounded collection of poems for children which I think will be welcome in any classroom. The poems are often sensitive and thoughtful, such as the one about an ageing grandad (Grandad’s Leaving Home) but there’s also plenty of humour, such as Greedy Gull, who pinches your fish and chips. The illustrations by Jess Mason are just right, and always manage to capture the mood of each poem. Altogether a satisfying read and a great addition to any bookshelf, be it at home or school.'
(Associate Dean & Lecturer, UK Literacy Association and Editor)
'This lovely book should be on every school library shelf.'
'Fine debut celebrating the reach of poetry in crystalline language. Concern for Granddad in heaven, caring for a parent, flying homework and elusive blackberries. Absent friend, the extent of clouds and Mount Everest mysteries. Iridescent cover.'
'It was only a matter of time before well respected publisher Janetta Otter-Barry noticed Debra. Where Do Wishes Go is a beautiful book.'
Longlisted for the Spark Book Awards 2022!