Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things

Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things


A wonderfully exuberant yet poignant poetry collection from one of Britain's greatest children's poets Michael Rosen. Here are tales of childhood, from the horrors of being late for school, to making a raft, and going to a cafe, as well as poems to ponder - just think, how great would Satnav trousers be! Touching, light-hearted and funny, Michael's poems will delight readers young and old.

Former Children's Laureate, Michael continuously promotes the need for children's poetry in our education system, and this collection, first published in 2010, has something for everyone.


  • Michael Rosen is a poet with a superb ear for the rhythms of language

About the author

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.
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