Let your imagination run riot and laughter fill your belly as you explore traditional poems, rhymes with a twist, and subversive playground favourites in this playful treasure chest of verse.
Michael Rosen is a poet with a superb ear for the rhythms of language (Guardian)
One of our most popular writers – the champion for every bored, overdrilled, tested-to-tears pupil in the land (The Times)
I think poetry for children needs to be saved from the cold dissection of right and wrong answers and put back into rooms and halls full of wonder, compassion, haunting, laughter, music and rhythm. We need to hear its many cultures, many voices, many sounds. This is about wide and diverse participation. Diverse verse for all! (Michael Rosen, Children’s Laureate 2007-2009)
About the Author
Michael Rosen (Author, External Editor)
Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures, not only in the children’s book world but also the British arts scene. His first book of children’s poems was published in 1974, and he has gone on to write numerous and award-winning children’s books such as Quick, Let’s get Out of Here, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Chocolate Cake. Alongside this he performs, teaches, lectures, presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4 and reviews books for the Guardian. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009, and founded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 as part of his laureateship to honour books that make children laugh!