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.

Dignity

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674065512
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Philosophy

Dignity plays a central role in thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Combining conceptual precision with a broad historical background, Rosen puts these controversies in context and offers a novel, constructive proposal. He also answers a puzzling question: why treat the dead with dignity?

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.

Hegel s Dialectic and Its Criticism

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521318602
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Philosophy

Hegel's philosophy has often been compared to a circle of circles: an ascending spiral to its admirers, but a vortex to its critics. The metaphor reflects Hegel's claim to offer a conception of philosophical reason so comprehensive as to include all others as partial forms of itself. It is a claim which faces the writer on Hegel with peculiar difficulties. Criticism, it would appear, can always be outflanked; criticism of the system can be turned back into criticism within the system. Michael Rosen discusses the philosophical issues involved in historical interpretation before presenting a novel and challenging solution to the problem of Hegel's openness to criticism. Contrary to received opinion, Hegel's philosophy does not, he argues, draw upon a universal and pre-suppositionless conception of rationality. Rather, Hegel's originality lies in founding his system upon a particular, avowedly mystical conception of philosophical experience. This experience - Hegel calls it 'pure Thought' - is fundamental. Pure Thought makes speculative reasoning intelligible and, hence, underpins the claim to rationality of the entire system. Dr Rosen's conclusion is that all attempts at rehabilitation of Hegel are based on misunderstanding. When restored to their speculative-mystical shell the irrational kernel of Hegel's concepts becomes apparent.

Bear s Day Out

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781599900070
Release Date: 2007-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Bear decides to visit the city, he becomes overwhelmed with all the noise, but luckily some helpful children guide him on his way home again.

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.

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.

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.

On Voluntary Servitude

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745668482
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Philosophy

This book addresses a central theme in social and political theory: what is the motivation behind the theory of ideology, and can such a theory be defended?

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.

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

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.

Alphabetical

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.

Rover

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408839119
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A completely topsy-turvey view of a world seen from a dog's eye point of view - a very funny story which turns to real drama when the little girl gets lost on the beach and the search is on to find her ... Layton's wildly exuberant illustrations provide the perfect accompaniment to the four legged narrator's refreshing brand of humour' The Guardian. Brilliantly read by Michael Rosen. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.

Our Farm

Author: Michael J. Rosen
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9780761385981
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Told through the voices of the children, this inside view of life on their farm is authentic and sometimes surprising. Readers will learn about baling hay, tending cattle, work dogs, hunting, manure, and other activities on the Bennett farm, as well as some insights into the culture of living in a rural area.