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Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Tony Ross

A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus.

After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names "Sticky McStickstick", he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.

  • Michael Rosen's battle with and recovery from coronavirus has been extensively covered in national media.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the defining historical events of children's lifetimes; this honest yet sensitive account of recovery offers reassurance more broadly on illness, resilience and overcoming fear.
  • This true story picture book about recovery from illness will sit alongside Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, a personal account of bereavement.

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.

About the illustrator

Tony Ross is a multi-award-winning creator of children's books. As well as illustrating his own books and the Dr Zargle series, written with Jeanne Willis, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

ISBN: 9781529502404
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 2, 2022
Dimensions: 217 x 293mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 19/09/21 at 23:56:12
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