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Wish You Were Here (And I Wasn’t) by Colin McNaughton
Published by Walker Books Ltd., 1999
ISBN 0744549701

Reviewed by Kilmihil Children’s Book Club

This book of poems and pictures for globetrotters proved very popular with members of the Kilmihil Children’s Book Club. The poems are all very humorous and enjoyable and the book club thought that all the illustrations suited the poems very well and made the book much easier to read.

Favourite poems included ‘Row, Row, Row Your Bath’, ‘No Room to Swing a Cat’, ‘I Feel Sick’, ‘The Teacher’s Holiday Lament’ and the tongue twister ‘I Saw the Sea’.

We rated this book of poems at ten out of ten and most of the children who read it said that they would read other books by Colin McNaughton.