'Don't put confetti on the spaghetti/ And don't squash peas on your knees/ Don't put ants in your pants/ Don't put mustard in the custard'
Writer and broadcaster Michael Rosen breaks down barriers with his poems for children, creating an infectious informality andirreverence that captures the very funny (and sometimes sad) moments of family life.
Acclaimed artist Quentin Blake's much-loved loopily anarchic illustrations perfectly complement and bring to life Rosen's poems. His deceptively simple illustrations are witty, sophisticated and subtle, all with huge child-appeal.
Rosen and Blake are one of the most popular and enduring partnerships writing and illustrating for children today. In the 1980s they collaborated on You Can't Catch Me and Don't Put Mustard in the Custard. This book brings together the poems and illustrations from those two books, with some new illustrations and an introduction specially written by Michael Rosen.
About the Author
Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children's literature. He is the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature. Michael lives in London.
About the illustrator
Quentin Blake has always made his living as an illustrator, although he also taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. He has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Illustration. In 1999 he was appointed the first ever Children's Laureate.
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 2nd June 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1