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Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen and award-winning artist Polly Dunbar join forces for an irresistible new book of rhymes, inviting readers into a toddler's world over the course of a day.

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!

  • A perfect gift-book introduction to poetry.
  • This is Michael Rosen's next collection of newly-written poems for toddlers after A Great Big Cuddle, winner of the CLiPPA Prize and a classroom favourite.
  • The collection was first inspired by the idea of word-play, which Michael Rosen discusses regularly on BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth.

About the author

Michael Rosen is one of the UK's most popular children's authors and poets; his bestselling Walker books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, A Great Big Cuddle and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, among many others. Michael became Children’s Laureate in 2007 and is often called upon to talk about children’s literature in the media – follow him on Twitter: @MichaelRosenYes Polly Dunbar is an award-winning author-illustrator whose books for Walker include Red, Red, Red, A Lion Is a Lion and the bestselling Penguin. She has also illustrated books by novelists David Almond and Michael Morpurgo, poet Raymond Antrobus and her mother, picture-book author Joyce Dunbar. Follow her on Twitter: @PollyDunbar

ISBN: 9781406377644
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2022
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 11/01/22 at 23:24:38
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