Image Alt
The Emma Press


Everyone’s the Smartest

Everyone’s the Smartest


Poems by Contra and illustrations by Ulla Saar.

“I’m already really sleepy
by the second class.
I would sleep till evening came
if they’d just let it pass.
But I wonder: could I ever
sleep the grown-up way?
Could I snore as nicely as
my teacher does all day?”

– ‘Fighting Sleep’, from Everyone’s the Smartest.

An Emma Press Children’s Poetry Collection
Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 6+; for children aged 8+ to read on their own.

Page count: 96

Publication date: 4th October 2018

Print ISBN: 9781910139998

The Emma Press

The Emma Press is an independent publisher specialising in poetry, short fiction and children’s books. We are trying to make publishing and literature as welcoming and accessible as possible.


School can be hard, fun and strange – sometimes all at once. It’s full of your best friends and all the teachers as well as lots of kids you haven’t met. Every day reveals more stories and challenges… Everyone’s the Smartest is a collection of poems which tell strange new stories in familiar settings. From clever ducks who fly far away while children are stuck in school, to bathroom taps that are just one mistake away from turning the school into a great lake, this collection reminds its readers that there is wonder everywhere.

Packed with extra features, including interviews with the author and illustrator, notes from the translators, fun facts about Estonia, and ideas to help you write your own poems. Translated from the Estonian by Charlotte Geater, Kätlin Kaldmaa, Richard O’Brien.

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 21 cm

Paperback, eBook

You may also like…
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter:

powered by MailChimp!