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Michael Rosen (1) (1946–)

Author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt

For other authors named Michael Rosen, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Michael Rosen started writing as a teenager, when his mother needed some poems for Radio programs she was making. While at college, he wrote a play which was staged at the Royal Court theatre in London. Rosen's first book was published in 1974, and he is one of Britain's leading children's poets. show more Michael Rosen launched the National Year of Literacy project, which encouraged children to help produce an Anthology to be used during the Literacy Hour in primary schools. Children ages 4-11 were invited to submit poems and illustrations featuring their favorite tree. Rosen also led the final judging sessions to decide which submissions would be included. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Michael Rosen

We're Going on a Bear Hunt (2007) 7,673 copies
Little Rabbit Foo Foo (1990) 654 copies
Michael Rosen's Sad Book (2004) 529 copies
Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection (1998) — Editor — 458 copies
This is Our House (1996) 282 copies
Poems for the Very Young (1993) 189 copies
Tiny Little Fly (2010) 184 copies
The Kingfisher Book of Children's Poetry (1985) — Editor — 182 copies
Snore! (1998) 141 copies
Red Ted and the Lost Things (2009) 108 copies
Funny Stories (1988) 100 copies
A World of Poetry (1991) 95 copies
The Bus is for Us (2015) 71 copies
Bear's Day Out (2007) 68 copies
Bear Flies High (2009) 65 copies
The Bear in the Cave (2007) 49 copies
I'm Number One (2009) 49 copies
Night-Night, Knight (1998) 49 copies
Oww! (2003) 49 copies
The Best of Michael Rosen (1995) 47 copies
Fantastic Mr. Dahl (2012) 45 copies
Bah! Humbug! (2017) 45 copies
Rover (1999) 45 copies
Choosing Crumble (2014) 40 copies
You Can't Catch Me! (1981) 40 copies
Mission Ziffoid (1999) 39 copies
Hard-Boiled Legs (1986) 38 copies
Burping Bertha (1994) 36 copies
Howler (2004) 35 copies
Fluff the Farting Fish (2013) 35 copies
Crow and Hawk (1995) 34 copies
Send for a Superhero! (2013) 32 copies
Mind Your Own Business (1974) 30 copies
Wouldn't You Like to Know (1977) 30 copies
Moving (1993) 28 copies
Centrally Heated Knickers (2000) 28 copies
The Chatto Book of Dissent (1991) 27 copies
The Golem of Old Prague (1990) 27 copies
Dear Mother Goose (2008) 27 copies
Smacking My Lips (1996) 25 copies
The Blessing of the Animals (2000) 24 copies
Spollyollydiddlytiddlyitis (1987) 23 copies
Smelly Jelly, Smelly Fish (1986) 22 copies
Happy Harry's Cafe (2012) 22 copies
Don't Forget Tiggs! (2015) 20 copies
No Breathing in Class (2002) 20 copies
Ribticklers!: Funny Stories (2007) 18 copies
Aesop's Fables (2013) 17 copies
Michael Rosen: All About Me (2009) 17 copies
Alphabet Poem (2004) 17 copies
Inky Pinky Ponky (1982) 17 copies
Blue (2012) 17 copies
Barking for Bagels (2017) 17 copies
Bilal's Brilliant Bee (2016) 16 copies
Shoo! (2007) 16 copies
Michael Rosen's ABC (1995) 16 copies
Wolfman (2014) 16 copies
Something's Drastic (2007) 16 copies
Nasty! (1772) 15 copies
Even My Ears Are Smiling (2011) 15 copies
The Vintage Book of Dissent (1996) — Editor — 15 copies
Colour Jets Even Stevens (1995) 14 copies
Clever Cakes (1991) 14 copies
Dear Fairy Godmother (2011) 14 copies
The Hypnotiser (1988) 12 copies
Lunch Boxes Don't Fly (1999) 12 copies
Chocolate Cake (2017) 12 copies
BP Portrait Award 2012 (2012) 12 copies
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots (2016) 12 copies
A Cat and Mouse Story (1982) 11 copies
Rude Rhymes (1989) 11 copies
Nuts About Nuts (1993) 11 copies
Poetry (Children's Library) (1985) 10 copies
Bob the Bursting Bear (2012) 10 copies
The Man Who Sold His Shadow (1998) 10 copies
Uncle Billy Being Silly (2001) 9 copies
Lovely Old Roly (2002) 8 copies
Selected Poems (1705) 7 copies
Dread Cat (2017) 7 copies
Did I Hear You Write? (1989) 7 copies
Hampstead the Hamster (2018) 6 copies
Sinbad the Sailor (1990) 6 copies
I Am Angry (2021) 6 copies
Fighters for Life (2007) 6 copies
Silly Stories (1988) 6 copies
Action Replay (1993) 6 copies
Unexpected twist (2018) 5 copies
The Royal Huddle (1990) 5 copies
Isabel: Shyness (1989) 5 copies
Songbird Story (1993) 5 copies
Dirty Ditties (1990) 5 copies
The Formula: Intelligence (1989) 5 copies
Never Mind! (1990) 4 copies
Arabian Frights (1999) 4 copies
Monster (2015) 4 copies
Mini Beasties (1993) 3 copies
Mind the Gap (1992) 3 copies
The Zoo at Night (1996) 3 copies
Mad in the Back (2015) 3 copies
Give Me Shelter (1991) 3 copies
Snow White (1990) 2 copies
The Attic: Fear (Chinese) (1989) 2 copies
That'd Be Telling (1986) 2 copies
Peter Pan (1992) 2 copies
Vulgar Verses (1991) 2 copies
Why Write? Why Read? (2018) 2 copies
Writing For Pleasure (2018) 2 copies
Monkey 1 copy
Tip-Top 1 copy
Reading For Pleasure (2019) 1 copy
Lisa's letter (1997) 1 copy
The Three Little Pigs (1989) 1 copy
The Oar: Friendship (1989) 1 copy
Jealousy (Chinese) (1994) 1 copy
The Horribles (1989) 1 copy
Dad's Fig Bar (1997) 1 copy
Behaviour (Chinese) (1994) 1 copy
Friendship (Chinese) (1994) 1 copy

Associated Works

Emil and the Detectives (1929) — some editions — 1,839 copies
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 629 copies
Treasury of Children's Poetry (1998) — Foreword — 232 copies
Stop What You're Doing and Read This! (2011) — Contributor — 158 copies
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (1998) — Contributor — 99 copies
What's Your Story? Postcard Collection (2008) — Contributor — 61 copies
We're Going on a Bear Hunt [2016 TV short] (2014) — Original book — 25 copies
Going Barefoot and Other Poems (1987) — Contributor — 18 copies
Awesome Animal Stories (10-in-1) (2007) — Contributor — 15 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Contributor — 5 copies
Poets For Corbyn (2015) — Contributor, some editions — 2 copies

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This beautiful book written by the author who lost his son. It is hauntingly beautiful, with wonderful illustrations of Quentin Blake. And when Michael Rosen is sad thinking about his son, he remembers things that remain, including Eddie waking along the street simply laughing, laughing and laughing.

While it is difficult to capture grief, the combination of Rosen and Blake do a very credible job of depicting sadness, and ways used to cope with overbearing sadness.

Highly recommended.… (more)
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Whisper1 | 37 other reviews | May 28, 2024 |
i think this book is good for adults! not just for kids at all. chapters are interspersed with actual bits of the christmas carol play, so it runs in parallel - the kid struggling to get his dad to be engaged at home and the working dad realizing where his priorities should lie VS scrooge gradually learning his lesson and discovering the meaning of christmas plus the potential futures he is walking towards. highlights kids trying to connect with their parents and yearning to share their developing interest/hobby with a workaholic adult. poignant and relatable. little sister is wheelchair-bound but sassy and witty and appears to mimic tiny tim's role… (more)
 
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epricot | 16 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
My kids enjoyed the very quirky superheroes in this one, and the bedtime book dialogue.
 
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sloth852 | 1 other review | Jan 12, 2024 |
I have never read a picture book like this before. I doubt I will read a picture book that so honestly deals with difficult emotions as well as this one did anytime soon.
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Joel Stewart Illustrator
John Clementson Illustrator
Sue Heap Illustrator
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Dan Baxter Contributor
Al Grey Contributor
Edward Meyer Contributor
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Tom Anderson Contributor
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Mik Brown Illustrator
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Richard Holland Illustrator
Michael Foreman Illustrator
Terry Denton Illustrator
Lester Barnes Composer
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Kevin Whately Narrator
Arthur Robins Illustrator
Paul Howard Illustrator
Tony Blundell Illustrator
Ric Jerrom Narrator
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Rating
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Reviews
322
ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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