Learning can be much more fun -- and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how.
Michael Rosen is an acclaimed poet whose many books have won a number of prizes. We're Going on a Bear Hunt has sold over 8,000,000 copies worldwide and he was Children's Laureate between 2007 and 2009. A popular broadcaster, he has presented Radio 4's Word of Mouth since 1996. But he also has a PhD in education, five honorary doctorates and is Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. His monthly letter to the education secretary 'Dear Mr Gove', published in the Guardian, has become required reading for parents and teachers.
'Why curiosity is the key to life . . . inspiring and
entertaining and thrilling. Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster
and former children's laureate, who is so genuinely passionate,
so enthusiastic, so in touch with what it is like to be a child . .
. has written a book about how to educate kids at home. It's
playful and eclectic . . . about telling stories and collecting
stones, messing about with the wires in old plugs and recounting
Greek myths. * GUARDIAN *
A spirit of enquiry makes learning child's play . . . Nothing ever seems to have come over as boring to Rosen as he roams cheerfully over his childhood memories . . . Science experiments in the bath, singing rounds, days out, quizzes and puzzles are all recruited as practical ways of discovering more about the ideas, knowledge and culture surrounding us but often simply taken for granted. Rosen includes so many ideas for making family life a springboard for further exploration [that] it would be hard for an adult to come away from this engaging study without at least one very good idea for what to do next when there seems nothing else to do * INDEPENDENT *
A truly wonderful book . . . engaging, thoughtful and very, very practical * Early Years Educator *
Offers thought provoking advice to parents in how to broaden the minds of their brood * Press Association *
My favourite book on parenthood . . . A politics that neither takes childhood and parenting seriously nor can have a laugh in the process deserves to inspire nothing much more than apathy and antipathy. Michael Rosen is the polar opposite to such twin barbs, he cares about children, deeply and is richly amusing . . . extraordinarily good * Philosophy Football *