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Hardback
128 pages
Contains CD-Audio and Hardback

Author

Michael Rosen
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Author's Website

www.michaelrosen.co.uk/

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Illustrated By

Babette Cole

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd October 2011

ISBN

9781408802977

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Even My Ears are Smiling by Michael Rosen



Even My Ears are Smiling

Written by: Michael Rosen
Illustrated by: Babette Cole


Primary Age range - 3+ readers   Secondary Age range - 5+ readers   Category - Poetry    

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Julia Eccleshare's comment:

Age 3+. Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen’s wonderfully touching and witty poems take readers through many familiar family moments such as Dad loosing his glasses in 'Where are his Glasses?' as well as some wildly inventive experiences as in 'A Dangerous Raisin'. Interspersing the poems Rosen adds different versions of his classic 'Down Behind the Dustbin' as a refrain adding many witty variations. There are also some excellent Michael Rosen remixes of classic nursery rhymes.

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Synopsis

Even My Ears are Smiling by Michael Rosen

Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a brilliant new book of poems that are funny, thought-provoking and always with Michael's immediately accessible and child-centred voice. The poems included are a mix of classic favourites and also many brand new poems. The cheeky, full-colour illustrations by much loved Babette Cole make the perfect partnership.



Reviews

Praise for Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy:

Beautifully illustrated . . . older readers will love the incisive, witty poems’ - Sunday Express

Perfectly matched by Quentin Blake’s glorious colour illustrations, Michael Rosen’s poems lift the lid on family life to take an irreverent and affectionate look . . . Warmly capturing the good – and sometimes not so good – moments of growing up’ - Guardian



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.

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.


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