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The Oopsie Kid: Poems for Children and their Parents by Gabriel Fitzmaurice
Published by Poolbeg Press, 2003
ISBN 1842230956

Reviewed by Kilmihil Children’s Book Club

This is a wonderfully funny collection of poems by Gabriel Fitzmaurice and was enjoyed by all the children. The poems were a mix of everyday happenings in life written with a lot of fun and humour.

Favourite poems included ‘A Teacher’s Life’, ‘Ash Wednesday’, ‘Shampoo’ , ‘Number Two’, ‘A Headache In my Teeth’, and ‘He Barks at his own Echo’, to name but a few.

This collection of poems was rated at 10 out of 10 by the Kilmihil Children’s Book Club.