Shoo! by Michael Rosen


Shoo! by Michael Rosen

Crafty Cat has hatched a plan to chase the other animals out of the barn, but will it be a runaway success or farmyard folly? The latest picture book from Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen. It is a very hot day on the farm so all the animals are cooling down in the shady barn. But Cat is still feeling hot and bothered. He doesn't want to share the barn with the others, so he sneaks up ever so quietly behind Pig and all the Piglets...and suddenly shouts 'SHOO!'. And it works! The piggies scamper out of the barn, and so Cat quickly sets about chasing all the other animals away too. But once he's accomplished his aim, Cat sees that all the other animals are having fun outside whilst he is left all alone in the barn. Maybe his plan wasn't such a good idea after all...


Praise for 'Oww': 'Rosen's use of rhythm and repetition and the cumulative story-style will ensure even the youngest reader can engage with the text. The illustrations are charming and full of fun, each animal expressively drawn.

'Snore!': 'Ideal for bedtime entertainment. Langley's illustrations are delightful and larger than life.'

'From start to finish this book bristles with energy and humour, while the illustrations are just delightful.'

'This superb book is packed with sounds and fun.'

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 5


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Publication date

6th August 2007



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