A Spider Bought A Bicycle by Michael Rosen

A Spider Bought A Bicycle

Written by Michael Rosen

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Age 6+ This collection is an ideal introduction to the joys of poetry. Favourite children's poet Michael Rosen knows just what will appeal most to children. Deliberately wide-ranging, it includes the work of classic poets such as Tennyson and Coleridge as well as traditional playground rhymes and folk songs from around the world. The collection also addresses different themes - here are funny, sad, wistful and intriguing poems. All have been specially chosen for their accessibility to young children, to stimulate their imaginations, to further their enjoyment of language, and to encourage a delight in poetry.


A Spider Bought A Bicycle by Michael Rosen

This great collection is an ideal way to get into the joys of poetry. Favourite children's poet Michael Rosen knows what appeals to most youngsters. A very wide-ranging selection.

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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Pan Macmillan

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18th April 2005




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