When I was 4-years-old I could barely speak but, kids these days are quite smart and talented.
Nadim Shamma-Sourgen, a 4-year-old boy from UK has become the youngest ever author to land a book deal for his awesome poetry collection.
I am astonished that anyone so young could write such sensitive verse. His poems are simple, inspirational and have a wisdom all of their own.
Nadim’s poems often talk about important feelings like love and loneliness. He finds the perfect words to express his thoughts and expressions and that’s the beauty of his poems.
“Don’t put your finger up your nose on live telly.” 😂— SkyNews (@SkyNews) June 1, 2020
Four-year-old poet, Nadim Shamma-Sourgen is a man of few words this morning with #KayBurley.
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Nadim the four year old poet is having a book! @WalkerBooksUK are putting the poems together with pictures. You did this twitter, but your reasons were sound. Here’s his first poem. pic.twitter.com/S1PuH8p82o— Kate Clanchy (@KateClanchy1) July 22, 2020
Kate often posts Nadim’s work on Twitter because she just loves his childlike writing and the innocence his work reflects. She says:
I wasn’t tweeting the poems because they were so much like adult work – it was because they were so purely childlike. Nadim has the very rare ability to articulate in images what it is to be a four-year-old, to love your mum and bugs, to wonder about baddies, baths and love, and to ‘hang up your brave’ when you come in from nursery.
Nadim is extremely excited about his book. In an interview with The Guardian he said:
I feel happy that my poems will be in a book. I like writing poems especially about nature. When my poems are in a book, can I please have a copy?
People on Twitter are thrilled and excited for Nadim. They are congratulating him for achieving this feat.
Oh my goodness! I can’t believe it – but I can! I am so thrilled and proud of him… he has a poetical spirit!— Sarah Wheatley (@theothermousie) July 22, 2020
It will be a lovely book.— Kate Clanchy (@KateClanchy1) July 22, 2020
How utterly brilliant!! Delightful news!!— A.M. Dassu ⚡️ (@a_reflective) July 22, 2020
This is absolutely amazing, congratulations to Nadim & his family & you! I can’t tell you how much inspiration & hope the world receives each time you share one of your Ss poems.— Kim Tyo-Dickerson (@KimTyoDickerson) July 22, 2020
Oh, that’s just WONDERFUL!— Barbara Bleiman (@BarbaraBleiman) July 22, 2020
Congratulations 👏🏼— Frances Carroll (@NutriciseOxford) July 22, 2020
Poetry of innocence! Amazing. Nadim, you have it with you now forever, a best friend in poems!!— Shachi Joshi (@shachisays) July 22, 2020
His collection of poems is all set to release next summer. We can’t wait to grab a copy of his book.