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I Am Angry

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Robert Starling

The first in a funny new series from former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen and rising star Robert Starling.

This kitten may look cute and cuddly, but better beware: they're angry. Really angry. Angry, angry, angry! And this isn't any old "angry". This is a jump-up-and-down, roll-on-the-ground kind of angry. This is a spider-scaring, tiger-scaring kind of angry. This is a burst-balloon-ing, SQUASH-THE-MOON-ING kind of angry... As surreal as things may get, this is also the kind of angry that parents of toddlers will recognize – a bad mood which comes out of nowhere, escalates wildly, then disappears as suddenly as it arrived. Based on the popular poem from A Great Big Cuddle, I Am Angry combines Michael Rosen's brilliant rhymes and anarchic imagination, Robert Starling's perfect knack for character and a reassuring message: anger may feel overpowering, but it doesn't last for ever.

  • Books like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Angry Arthur and, more recently, Grumpy Monkey have enjoyed huge success – reassuring readers that anger is natural and fleeting.
  • I Am Angry stands apart for its very young approach: hilarious rhyming couplets by one of our best-loved children's poets, and excellently funny pictures by an exciting new talent.
  • This could be the start of a new series in the Mr Men vein; watch this space for Michael and Robert's next book, I Am Hungry!

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 and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book. A popular radio broadcaster, distinguished critic and academic, and multi-award-winning poet, Michael was appointed the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009, and is now Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He lives in London. Robert Starling is a children's book author and illustrator, a former primary school teacher and a star on the rise. His bestselling debut, Fergal is Fuming, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award; this was followed by Fergal in a Fix! and Super Sloth, after which Robert joined forces with author Smriti Prasadam-Halls on The Little Island, a timely political fable. He lives in Norwich.

ISBN: 9781406396652
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 7, 2021
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 12/07/21 at 00:51:37
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