What Did You Do at School Today?

Nothing.

Nothing?

Well, nothing much.

You did nothing much all day long?

Well . . . alright Mum, if you really want to know,
I had 4 lessons
and 45 minutes of playtime
in which I went around with 3 friends.
For lunch I had 22 baked beans,
2 1/2 fishfingers, a 1/4 of a bread roll
and 1 banana.
I fed Nibbles, the class hamster,
2 sunflower seeds.
I wrote 1 poem.
I got 7/10 for a spelling test.
I did 16 fairly tricky maths questions.
And…I learnt 5 very interesting things
about the Ancient Egyptians, including
how they used to remove the brains
of their dead with a hook - MUM…
DO YOU EVER LISTEN TO A WORD I SAY?

Oh sorry darling, what was that?

I said I removed my teacher’s brain today!

What? Oh well done, you!

What would you like for tea?


from Journey To The Centre Of My Brain! (Macmillan, 2012), © James Carter 2012, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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James Carter

James Carter Reading from his Poems

1Introduction

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2Guitar 01

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3The Moon Speaks

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4Saturn

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5What Stars Are

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6I'm the Boss of the Universe

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7TheReallyReallyReallyTrulyTrueTruthAboutTeddyBears

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8World of Weird

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9Guitar 02

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10This Is Where...?

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11How to Turn Your Teacher Purple

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12Is Your Teacher an Alien?

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13They...

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14What Did You Do at School Today?

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15An Ode to My Brain

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16Guitar 03

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17If...

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18How to Build a Dragon

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19Lullaby for a Woolly Mammoth

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20Talking Teeth

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21Hop it, or, Footy Boy Finds T-Rex

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22Guitar 04

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23Crayon Poem

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24What Can You Do With a Football?

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25Bye Bye Ladybird

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26Bug Hug

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27Bubbles

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28What Am I?

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29Pirate Pete

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30Splish Splash Splosh

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31What on Earth

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32Where Did We Go?

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33Guitar 05

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34Journey to the Centre of My Brain

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35The Wolf Outside

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36Gorilla Gazing

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37Tree

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38The Trespasser

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39Hungry Haiku

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40Field Mouse Sleeping

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41Guitar 06

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42Five Little Haikus, or, Spot the Fairytales

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43Fuss Fuss Fuss, or, The Goldilocks Rap

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44Shh!, or, Wilfred, the Boy Who Read

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45The Cat

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47Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

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48Angelness

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49Love You More

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50Go, Poem

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51Guitar 08

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46Guitar 07

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