Michael Rosen's A-Z
The best children's poetry from Agard to Zephaniah
The brilliant official and authoritative poetry anthology to tie in with Michael Rosen's A-Z of Poetry laureate tour.
From Agard to Zephaniah, the very best of children's poetry from the very best of children's poets appears in this wonderful and exciting anthology edited by Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate. Coinciding with his laureateship and a very welcome public promotion of the need for children's poetry in our education system, this future classic for Puffin will delight readers young and old, and make the perfect gift.
'I think poetry for children needs to be saved from the cold dissection of right and wrong answers and put back into rooms and halls full of wonder, compassion, haunting, laughter, music and rhythm. We need to hear its many cultures, many voices, many sounds. This is about wide and diverse participation. Diverse verse for all!' - Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate 2007-09'Champion for every bored, overdrilled, tested-to-tears pupil in the land' - The Times'Michael Rosen is a poet with a superb ear for the rhythms of language' - Guardian
Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He has written numerous award-winning poetry books, non-fiction and picture books such as We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Michael performs, teaches, lectures, presents Word of Mouth on Radio 4 and reviews for the Guardian. In 2007, Michael was appointed the fifth Children's Laureate.