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PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date2nd October 2007
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Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly And Gravy
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If you only want one collection of poetry on your child’s bookshelf then it has to be this stunning 25th anniversary hardback collection by best-selling author Michael Rosen and illustrator Quentin Blake. Alone or together with your child you will be totally transported into the words and pictures and if the book wasn’t good enough it also comes with a CD of the poems read by the author. Poet Laureate Michael best-selling classic collections of poems, “You Can't Catch Me" and "You Can't Put Mustard in the Custard" were first published 25 years ago. Now reissued in a bumper collection, which also shows off Quentin Blake’s accompanying illustrations to excellent advantage, this is a perfect introduction to some of the best and most child centred poems of today. Michael Rosen reads his own poems on the accompanying CD, which is pure magic.
SynopsisMustard, Custard, Grumble Belly And Gravy by Michael Rosen
"You Can't Catch Me" and "You Can't Put Mustard in the Custard" were ground-breaking, in that they were full colour illustrated new poems for children. Both books went on to be best-sellers. This work includes an introduction by Michael Rosen and an audio CD of the book, with the poems read by Michael.
About The Author
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:
I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them.
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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