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A collection of humorous poems about how to survive school, parents and everything else that’s unfair in life

Just Where You Left It... and other Poems is a collection of humorous poetry about how to survive school, parents and everything else that’s unfair in life.

From David Roche come these simple and charming rhymes designed to make parents and children alike fall in love with poetry again… or maybe for the first time. It all started with a poem about the agony of poetry recitation, written by David for his son.

In fact, all of these poems were written for his three sons, touching on everything they might encounter growing up: exams, school meals, bullying, sports days, embarrassing Dads and nagging and know-it-all Mums were fair game.

These are poems for parents, poems for children and poems for parents to read to their children, offering a witty and charming take on life for every stage of growing up. If you grew up in a world of Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein, then this is the book for you.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    September 15, 2017


    96 pages

    RRP $24.99

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Best Laid Plans
The Course Of Love
How It Works
Book With No Pictures
Wreck This Journal
Each Peach Pear Plum
The Twits
Their Finest
The Road to Little Dribbling
Textbook Romance
Shit Happens!
The Magic Finger
Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book
Oh Dear Silvia
According To Yes
Vinegar Girl
Dan and Phil Go Outside
Each Peach Pear Plum
The Odyssey