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Fancy a Poem Challenge?

We will begin this challenge with a Happy Birthday to Christopher Smart!

Who is Christopher Smart  you may ask? Well he was a famous English poet and journalist who was   born on the 11th April in 1722. Poor old Christopher didn’t have a great life according to historical records as he spent a number of years in a mental asylum. However, he wrote one of his most famous poems during this period entitled  “A Song to David“. Sadly for Christopher things did not improve once he was released as he occurred a huge amount of debt and was forced to live his final years in a debtors prison.


Now we dont want to over stimulate anyones creativity too much here like poor old Christopher, so we are only looking for a short poem.

Can you come up with a poem about this Tidy Books illustration below? Best one gets a mention from us!

Tidy Books childrens reading

Gèraldine Grandidier

About Gèraldine Grandidier

Geraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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2 thoughts on “Fancy a Poem Challenge?

  1. While holding my books in my arm
    and wearing clothes of purple and red
    I hold the paw of something cute
    he’s lazy and I call him Ted!

    1. Avatar Ruth says:

      Well done Shelley excellent work

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