Jude Simpson – Poet, wordsmith, performer

Thank you beta-readers!!

You may know that I’m working on a collection of children’s poems, entitled “A Noise Annoys” (you may have heard me read some of these at gigs). I asked some 7-13 year-olds to help me out by being “beta readers” – reading the poems and commenting, so that I can get insights from real readers about what works (and what doesn’t). Here are some of their comments and annotations. THANK YOU so much all of you. xx

It was so helpful to get this feedback, I’ve already made a number of tweaks, and will be sending the book out to agents in the children’s publishing world, over the next couple of weeks.