Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids

Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids

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From two of the biggest names in children's publishing, this is an inspiring guide to wordplay for young readers, their parents and teachers.
I'm ready for spaghetti
Will you getti the spaghetti?
Don't say, "Not yetti spaghetti!"
'cos I'm all setti for spaghetti.

Fizzing with rhythm, energy and laughter, the 30 poems in Ready for Spaghetti delight in the details of children's daily routines. "Up, up, uppity-up!", the first poem announces, while the artwork shows a child leaping out of bed, ready to begin their morning; "Hush and a hush, soft and low", chants the final poem, as children snuggle under their blankets after their day's adventures. Full of affectionate observations of young children, which are beautifully continued in Polly Dunbar's warm-hearted pictures, Michael Rosen's poems are ideal for reading aloud with toddlers ... and many grown-ups will soon know them by heart!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 255 x 10 x 165mm | 515g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406377643
  • 9781406377644
  • 14,734

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Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids [...] is a fabulous collection of new rhymes for young readers. Michael Rosen has a special understanding of how little ones think and he weaves his wordsmith magic to full effect here. Each short poem captures a moment from childhood from the joy of waking up - "Up up uppity-up!" to being "all setti for spaghetti" at dinnertime. Polly Dunbar's accompanying artwork perfectly captures the chaos and delights of childhood. -- Emma Dunn, Hanna Sycamore * The Scotsman *
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About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His bestselling titles published by Walker Books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, A Great Big Cuddle, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen's Sad Book, This Is Our House, Tiny Little Fly, Dear Mother Goose and its sequel Dear Fairy Godmother. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1997, and was the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is a distinguished critic and academic, co-directing an MA in Children's Literature at Birkbeck College. He is often called upon to talk about children's literature and his poetry readings are adored by children and adults. He also presents radio programmes for the BBC.

Chris Riddell is one of the country's finest children's book illustrators. He has won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal three times - for Pirate Diary, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver (both published by Walker) and most recently for The Sleeper and the Spindle, written by Neil Gaiman. He is a political cartoonist for the Observer and has collaborated with Paul Stewart on the extremely popular Edge Chronicles and Muddle Earth series. In recent years he has had success writing and illustrating his own books, including the Ottoline stories and Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, which won a Costa Book Award.
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