Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen

Tiny Little Fly

Written by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Kevin Waldron

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Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen writes with great humour and economy in this delicious tease of a book. Just how much chaos can one tiny fly cause? Plenty! The great big elephant, the great big hippo and the great big tiger are all determined to get that one tiny fly. But, guess who has the last laugh? Kevin Waldron’s illustrations capture the humour of the unequal battle between big and tiny.


Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen

This is a stunning, bold and funny picture book for the very young, from Children's Laureate Mike Rosen and new Irish illustrator Kevin Waldron. My oh my! Big elephant tramping, big hippo rolling, big tiger snatching, but off flies the fly...From Children's Laureate Michael Rosen comes this great read-aloud story for the very young, with fabulous, bold illustrations by Kevin Waldron. Immediately engaging and quite unforgettable. With rhythmic text and clever use of sound words, this is a great read aloud. Tiny, quick fly outwits big elephant, hippo, and tiger in a lively story that chalks one up for the little guy. This title features artwork that is at once funny and charming, from up-and-coming illustrator Kevin Waldron, illustrator of Mr Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo (Templar).

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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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th October 2010




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