If I Were Other Than Myself by Sue Hardy-Dawson (Troika)
Here’s proof that children’s poetry can be sophisticated, clever, enigmatic, mysterious and graceful without being inaccessible. Over the top praise? Not at all! This elegantly written book, beautifully illustrated by the author, is full of interwoven stories guaranteed to inspire the reader’s imagination. Hardy-Dawson has the knack of capturing complex emotions in a few words – true poetry. It’s witty, wise and wonderful. I wish it had been published when I was young. I would have loved to grow up with it.