No Breathing in Class

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0141300221
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Children's poetry, English

A collection of original and previously published poetry about school with plenty of true-to-life detail for children to relate to.

Chocolate Cake

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141386256
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.


Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781619025165
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games. This is the book for anyone who's ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry.

Michael Rosen s Sad Book

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 1406317845
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Bereavement

We all have 'sad stuff' to deal with in life. What makes Michael Rosen most sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died. In this book he writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to try to cope with it.

Michael Rosen s Book of Nonsense

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444933185
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Michael Rosen's collection of nonsense verse with rhymes, poems, wordplay and limericks. 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. 'An enjoyable book which might stimulate children's own inclinations to mess about with language.' - Books for Keeps 'The author has a child's ear for word sound and an eye for nutty humour. Clare Mackie's crackling illustrations add verve and vigour to each page.' - Junior Education

Tiny Little Fly

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763646813
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With a tramp and a roll and a swat, Great Big Elephant, Great Big Hippo, and Great Big Tiger try to capture Tiny Little Fly as he teases each one in turn.

Fantastic Mr Dahl

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141335209
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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 No.1 storyteller, written specially for children. 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.

On Voluntary Servitude

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674637798
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Philosophy

Those who approach the history of political thought must pick their way through a veritable elephant’s graveyard of grand theories. This book is aimed at one of the oldest and grandest of them all: the theory of ideology. The Age of Grand Theory has only recently ended, yet it is already hard to recall how many unquestioningly believed in the idea of ideology as false consciousness, most notably in Karl Marx’s version of that idea. Michael Rosen diagnoses the underlying question to which the theory of ideology was meant to provide the answer: “Why do people accept forms of political domination which it is against their interests to accept?” This book provides a historical and critical analysis of that answer and of the way in which it came to be taken for granted in social theory. Rosen’s post-mortem makes it clear that Marx was never able to develop an adequate theory of ideology and that recent attempts at reconstructive surgery on what he did give us, by G.A. Cohen and Jon Elster, have been unsuccessful. However, by putting Marx into a history that runs from Plato and Augustine to Benjamin, Adorno, and Habermas, Rosen shows that, though Marx may have failed, the rationalist tradition on which he drew is far from dead—that it is, in fact, the dominant tradition in Western political thought, with very few effective dissenters. This is a very rich and wide-ranging book in the history of ideas, written with philosophic rigor and great clarity.

Centrally Heated Knickers

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141927442
Release Date: 2008-08-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hail! Hail! I come from another galaxy. Discover the wierd and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate 2007 - 2009.

The Zoo at Night

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Tradewind Books
ISBN: 9781896580005
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A stunning frieze book that opens up into a free- standing landscape of vibrant drawings and witty verse. This spectacular visual feast unfolds to reveal a day - and night - in the life of a zoo. On one side the visitors watch the animals on their best behaviour but once night falls and the humans have gone, the animals spring into life as they indulge in all manner of wild and mischievous capers. Each fold depicts a different animal accompanied by a humourous poem by Michael Rosen. Full colour throughout. Ages 2 - 5.

The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407173672
Release Date: 2016-09-01

The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book is jam-packed with over 300 hilarious jokes written and selected by bestselling children's author Michael Rosen. In association with the new Laugh Out Loud Book Prize - a new series of awards for funny children's books in the UK.

You Wait Till I m Older Than You

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141927978
Release Date: 2008-08-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

A Thanksgiving Wish

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590255630
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Amanda's grandmother dies and the extended family tries to recreate her famous Thanksgiving meal, friends and neighbors pitch in to help carry on Bubbe's traditions.