Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

Written by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by David Tazzyman

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Shortlisted for the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017

Packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this new collection of poems will delight children of all ages.

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Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen

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!'

Michael Rosen is the bestselling author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, along with many other picture books and collections of poetry.


Praise for Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed

Rosen doesn't just do funny ... he is funny ... Rosen is the real deal Sunday Times

Ramshackle and silly in the best possible way Financial Times

About the Author

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London.

Join Michael Rosen as he attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest reading lesson at 10am on Tues. 15 July. Watch below.

Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:

Most of my adult life, I've been a freelance writer, teacher (of sorts), journalist, performer and broadcaster. I visit schools doing my one-man show, and support Arsenal Football Club.

I have often written about my life and family, but I also write occasional fantasy (usually based in a real place) and non-fiction.

Things you didn't know about Michael Rosen
I wear size 12 shoes.
I like speaking French.
I'm an atheist.
I love mobile phones.
I love houmous.
I can't live without green warty pickled gherkins.
I hate racism.
My father was American.
I can slide my top lip one way and my bottom lip the other.
I can play the harmonica.

Photo credit Laurence Cendroicz

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128 pages


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Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

8th September 2016




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