Something's Drastic Copper/Band 12 Band 12/Copper by Michael Rosen


Something's Drastic Copper/Band 12 Band 12/Copper by Michael Rosen

A range of beautifully illustrated Michael Rosen's poems, including many of his classic works such as 'Down behind the dustbin'. The poems resonate with children's lives as they refer to everyday family life issues such as boredom on long car journeys. Many are appropriate for performance and can provide a framework for children's own writing. * Copper/ Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - Poetry book. * A 'feelings wheel' on pages 30 and 31 encourages children to match phrases from the poems to feelings such as 'happy' and 'cross'. This encourages them to scan back through the poems and reflect on how they should be read aloud. * Curriculum links - ICT: Combining text and graphics; Music: Play it again - Exploring rhythmic patterns.

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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Contains Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

4th January 2007



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