Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. Smith earned an MFA in writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. His writing has been nominate for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly. Dominic's writing has received several awards including the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize. His debut novel The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. It also received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. Dominic's second novel, The Beautiful Miscellaneous, was optioned for a film by Southpaw Entertainment. His third novel-Bright and Distant Shores was published in 2011 and was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year and the Vance Palmer Prize, two of Australia's foremost literary awards. His most recent book is The Last Painting of Sara De Vos (2016). It won the 2017 2017 Indie Book Award for Fiction. Dominic serves as a faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University.
This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarreling, making-up, excuses and 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair.'
Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses.
Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.
Elements include: a crocodile, a lion, a dog, a princess, an ant, a cow, a baker, an apple tree, a horse and a bird.
Author website: http://www.booksbeck.com
Each concise chapter diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, with accompanying text which covers important disorders and conditions as well as management information.
Updates and new features for this edition include:New chapters on 'Ethical Issues in Paediatrics' and 'Screening and Genetics' Fully updated content on autism and adolescent issues Most likely or serious diagnoses are indicated using a new quick reference icon A brand new companion website featuring self-assessment questions and further reference web links at www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics
Paediatrics at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.