Happy Harry's Cafe by Michael Rosen


Happy Harry's Cafe by Michael Rosen

This is a good-natured joke about a forgetful bear told with wit and humour. Happy Harry serves great soup at his cafe. It's so good that his friends - Matt the Cat, Jo the Crow, Ryan the Lion and Robin the Robin - all rush to get there before it runs out. But today something's wrong with Matt - he says the soup's no good. Harry's shocked - until he finds out the soup's no good because Matt has no spoon to eat it with! An old joke is brilliantly brought to life for very young children by Michael Rosen and Richard Holland. Happy Harry's Cafe is a great read aloud text with sparklingly stylish illustrations, a cast of charming characters and a delightful soup song for the grand finale. It is a fresh and funny new take on a classic Jewish soup joke featuring exuberant characters and a punch line to delight parents and kids alike. It comes from renowned award-winning author Michael Rosen, winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1997, and the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009. It has great appeal for the hip, urban family with a favorite cafe or restaurant - kids are sure to enjoy the bustle of characters and the delightful humor with a sly edge.

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


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Publication date

2nd August 2012



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