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Michael Rosen

An author of over 140 books, Michael Rosen (born 7 may, 1946 in Harrow) is also a poet, performer, scriptwriter and broadcaster. The Children's Laureate between 2007 and 2009, he started his career as a graduate trainee at the BBC and published Mind your Own Business, his first book of poetry for children, in 1974.

Widely credited with bringing more contemporary poetry into the lives of children, he collaborated with illustrator Helen Oxenbury on the Nestle Smarties Book Prize-winning We're Going on a Bear Hunt in 1989. Michael gained an MA in children's literature in 1993 and now lives in London with his wife and children.



Michael Rosen Books

  • Puffin Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376288 - Michael Rosen et al
    PUFP 7 years +
    Michael Rosen et al
    7 years +
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    Including laugh-out-loud anthologies from authors including Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan and Gervase Phinn, this 10-book collection will show children just how funny poetry can be.

    Centrally Heated Knickers introduces children to the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and hot underwear; while Friendly Matches is a selection of football-based sonnets, rhyming couplets and poems.

    The Day Our Teacher Went Batty is a collection of poems based around familiar themes for children including crazy teachers. Very funny and extremely clever, these books are great for children who want to get into poetry.
  • OXN2 3 years +
    Michael Rosen
    3 years +
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    Award-winning children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, has a perfect sing-song verse for plodding along to on a family walk.

    Learning the words off by heart should be compulsory for children and grown-ups! Helen Oxenbury's illustrations beautifully capture the obstacles of squelchy mud and splishy-splashy river.

    The fabulous text and pictures are totally in tune and this simple book will have young children returning to it again and again.
  • MVY2 5 years +
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    Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy is a combination of two books of poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    Readers who love the dottiness of Quentin Blake's Mr Magnolia will be thrilled by this crazy collection, which comes complete with a CD in which Michael Rosen reads his poems. This is definitely a must-have collection of poetry for every youngster's bookshelf. From 5+.
  • BHN2 3 years +
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    'We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too?'

    For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Presented here in board book form, it's a bear-illiant, rhyming story that children will absolutely love!

    Children will love to follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. But are they ready for the surprise that awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest?
  • AUORY
    Michael Rosen
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    It's time for bed and Dad is reading Emily and little Elmer a story..."Danger! Filth and Vacuum, The Terrible Two, are trying to destroy the world!" Who will save the day? Steel Man isn't strong enough; Flying-Through-the-Air-Very-Fast-Man isn't fast enough and Incredibly-Big-Strong-Green-Man isn't big, strong and green enough. Who can help? Clever young Brad 40 has a brilliant idea: he calls on a most unlikely superhero: Incredibly Boring Man, who sends the villains - and everyone else - to sleep! Filth and Vacuum are captured by the army, Brad is a hero, and Dad thinks Emily and Elmer have fallen asleep too. But he's wrong...
  • AFMAE
    Michael Rosen
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    A very happy bear hears the sounds of the city from his quiet home by the sea and decides to find out what city life is like. Buying the ticket and travelling on the train is all very exciting. And so is the city! But after a while the bear finds the city a little too noisy and a little too busy - and people are beginning to laugh at him. He feels very sad and alone, until four children find him and show him the way home, with much fun along the way. A perfect book for reading aloud, with just the right amount of excitement before a wonderfully calming ending - just right for reading before bedtime!
  • AEBBF 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
    5 years +
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    In the best tradition of nonsense verse, here are poems to make everyone smile and laugh out loud. Children will delight in unraveling the meanings of the words and in creating their own nonsense verse. Containing all the ingredients of Michael Rosen's poetry - humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay. Covering all sorts of topics from football to Little Mary Anne who's made of elastic, to dinosaurs.
  • AKCXZ
    Michael Rosen
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    Wolfman has escaped! He is raging and rampaging around town, chewing up paving slabs and biting trees and generally being very terrifying indeed! Whatever can Wolfman want and who will be brave enough to ask...? Part of Barrington Stoke's picture book range for all the family, with easy-read font.
  • AHMMF 9 years +
    Michael Rosen
    9 years +
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    Just how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? Michael Rosen - poet, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate, comes up with some of the answers to these key questions in his lively biography of the world's Number1 storyteller. Full of stories and funny anecdotes from Roald Dahl's school days and family life, Michael Rosen's fascinating observations creates a vivid picture of one of the most famous writers of all time.
  • ACKTW
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    A collection of rhymes, poems and wordplay from Michael Rosen, in collaboration once again with Clare Mackie and her wonderfully bizarre illustrations.
  • RFF2 3 years +
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    From Michael Rosen, best-loved children's author and creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, comes this quirky, sing-song tale of Little Rabbit Foo Foo.

    With wacky illustrations by Arthur Robins, the rhyming text bounces and bounds along as our hoodlum bunny wreaks havoc by bopping unsuspecting animals on the head. The Good Fairy is summoned to stop Little Rabbit Foo Foo but can she get through to the madcap bunny? Readers aged three and above will love this wild and wicked romp of a story!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ABOCQ 9 years +
    Michael Rosen
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    These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story.
  • AADYA
    Michael Rosen
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    From Agard to Zephaniah, the very best of children's poetry from the very best of children's poets appears in this wonderful and exciting anthology edited by Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate. Coinciding with his laureateship and a very welcome public promotion of the need for children's poetry in our education system, this future classic for Puffin will delight readers young and old, and make the perfect gift.
  • ANKCL
    Michael Rosen
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    For 25 years, readers have chanted along with this award-winning favourite. Join in the fun with this colouring book featuring all the characters from the beloved story. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with this book filled with colouring scenes, plus lots of different activities that encourage imagination. Join the dots, colour by numbers and chances to invent your own creatures make this a perfect book to take on holiday or fill rainy days. You can even make your own bear ears to wear! Helen Oxenbury's beautiful illustrations are as enchanting here as in the beloved original, and Michael Rosen's brilliantly rhythmic words provide the inspiration for every exciting activity. For all things bear hunt, visit jointhebearhunt.com
  • ANIIU 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
    5 years +
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    Mr and Mrs Hurry are always rushing about. They never stop! But that means they forget some rather important things - like eating ...and shopping ...and taking their son Harry to school! Thankfully, Tiggs the cat is around to remind them. But will anyone remember to give Tiggs his dinner?
  • AJXYB
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    Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a brilliant new book of poems that are funny, thought-provoking and always with Michael's immediately accessible and child-centred voice. The poems included are a mix of classic favourites and also many brand new poems. The cheeky, full-colour illustrations by much loved Babette Cole make the perfect partnership.
  • ARKWJ
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    When Terri-Lee goes to the pet-shop she thinks she'll be choosing a dog - she doesn't expect the dog to be choosing her! But Crumble is no ordinary pet and he's got a few questions to ask: How many walks will you take me on? Do you like to dance? Will you tickle me? I like that a lot. Will Terri-Lee's dance moves and answers be enough to convince Crumble that she could be his owner?
  • APGNV 7 years +
    Michael Rosen
    7 years +
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    The yucky things your brother does, the annoying things your parents say, the funny things you feel. Michael Rosen knows all about You! Family life from the brilliant Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake.
  • BGTUY
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    When I was a boy, I had a favourite treat. It was when my mum made ...CHOCOLATE CAKE! Ohhh! I LOVED chocolate cake. Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen's love letter to every child's favourite treat, chocolate cake. Brought to life as a picture book for the first time with brilliant and characterful illustrations by Kevin Waldron.
  • AUORT
    Michael Rosen
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    Two siblings drive their mother to distraction on the car journey from hell, while Mum tries every trick in the book to get them to behave, from cunning distractions - "Look! It's a LAMP-POST" - to threats of abandonment by the side of the road. All together now: "Are we nearly there yet?" Part of Barrington Stoke's picture book range for all the family, with easy-read font.
  • AUORU
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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA GET OFF, GET OFF, GET OFF! Well what would you say if your brother kept whacking you with a spoon, or the spider made it all the way up the toilet bowl or your mum made you wear that horrible shirt? Find out in this fantastically funny collection of poems all about growing up from the brilliant Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate 2007 - 2009.
  • AUOSC
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    A riotous celebration of words - silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, and the very best words in the right order. Melon Melon squashy, melon sloshy. My friend Helen's eating melon. So far, so good with Helen and her melon. But here's what I'm tellin' Helen: 'Don't SIT on your melon, Helen!' Packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this new collection of poems will delight children of all ages. Michael Rosen is the bestselling author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, along with many other picture books and collections of poetry.
  • AXJQU
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    Piece together the fun of the bear hunt in this delightful jigsaw version of the classic picture book. We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For more than twenty years, readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest! Now you can join in the fun with this interactive jigsaw book.
  • ANKCM
    Michael Rosen
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    For 25 years, readers have chanted along with this award-winning favourite. Join in the fun with this jam-packed book full of puzzles, activities and stickers! Little ones will be absorbed for hours with this sticker book filled with engaging activities. Spot the difference, join the dots, matching pairs, bear hunts and more make this a perfect book to take on holiday or fill rainy days. You can even complete sticker jigsaws and play a bear hunt board game! Helen Oxenbury's beautiful illustrations are as enchanting here as in the beloved original, and Michael Rosen's brilliantly rhythmic words provide the inspiration for every exciting activity. For all things bear hunt, visit jointhebearhunt.com