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Honey for You, Honey for Me

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

From Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling team behind A Great Big Cuddle, comes a first book of nursery rhymes.

Flying pigs, wobbling plates of jelly and a giant with a terrible fear of mice: welcome to the topsy-turvy world of nursery rhymes. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with these wonderful, riddling rhymes, Michael Rosen has placed familiar playground songs beside forgotten gems for a seminal new collection, which Chris Riddell has brought to vivid life with his magnificent, exuberant pictures. Expect familiar faces, from little Jumping Joan to Miss Mary Mack-Mack-Mack – but also plenty of mischievous surprises. With over thirty rhymes to choose between, this is a book for families to share and treasure.

  • A wonderful introduction to nursery rhymes for children – and, with its selection of rediscovered rhymes and old favourites, an irresistibly nostalgic choice for older readers.
  • A double Laureate book; Michael Rosen is the best-loved children's poet writing today and Chris Riddell is three-time winner of the Greenaway Medal.
  • The perfect companion to Michael and Chris's bestseller A Great Big Cuddle, winner of the CLiPPA Poetry Prize.

About the author

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors 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, Tiny Little Fly and What Is Poetry?. 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, Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He also presents radio programmes for the BBC, and is a political commentator. Michael lives in London.

About the illustrator

Chris Riddell is one of the country's finest children's book illustrators, and was Children's Laureate from 2015–17. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times – for Pirate Diary, Gulliver's Travels and The Sleeper and the Spindle. 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 – and is currently working on an illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard. Chris lives in Brighton.

ISBN: 9781406374636
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 2, 2020
Dimensions: 260 x 288mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $32.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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