Michael Rosen

(7 May 1946 / Harrow, London)

Michael Rosen
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a broadcaster, children's novelist and poet and the author of 140 books. He was appointed as the fifth Children's Laureate in June 2007, succeeding Jacqueline Wilson, and held this honour until 2009.

Family and early years

Michael Rosen was born in Harrow, London, the son of Connie Isakofsky and her husband Harold Rosen. The family background is Jewish, "from the Jewish East End tradition" as Rosen puts it. Rosen's father Harold (1919–2008) was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, in the United States to Communist parents and settled in the East End of London at the age of two, when his mother returned to the country of her birth. While a member of the Young ... more »

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  • CLAPZAN TV(7/11/2019 7:54:00 AM)

    GOOD POEMS WELL DONE KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP

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  • sienna(7/9/2019 10:51:00 AM)

    I love you Michael Rosen
    You make me laugh
    You are funny
    I love chocolate cake poem

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  • Henry(6/30/2019 12:11:00 PM)

    I love chocolate cake and more others

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  • Asiyah(5/15/2019 2:06:00 PM)

    I really enjoy michael Rosen's poems because they are really suitable for kids
    My teacher eve puts them on in school

    Your sincerely,
    Miss A Shaikh

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  • apple(3/8/2019 11:29:00 AM)

    love it
    it is very intresting and fun for the young ones
    who of you made up silly words just to make 20 words
    if you agree subscribe to my channel Its Jojo Siwa on youtube

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  • Banana(3/8/2019 8:39:00 AM)

    Banana banana banana banana

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  • Ronnie(2/18/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    Write a poem about your family on YouTube

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  • Anonymous(2/6/2019 3:28:00 PM)

    Micheal is so funny I watched in classs and we made up our own don’t poems but when my teachers tried to show us a poem it turned out to be a meme version instead LOL

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  • silver(2/6/2019 6:04:00 AM)

    nice poems i love them a lot since being 4 year old

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  • Dylan(1/17/2019 11:43:00 AM)

    hilariously funny and engaging i encourage you to write more.

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Best Poem of Michael Rosen

Chocolate Cake

I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
I loved it even more.

Sometimes we used to have it for tea
and Mum used to say,
'If there's any left over
you can have it to take to school
tomorrow to have at playtime.'
And the next day I would take it to school
wrapped up in tin foil
open it up at playtime
and sit in the corner of the playground
eating it,
you know how the icing on top
is all shiny and it cracks as you
bite into it,
and there's that other kind of icing in
the middle
and it sticks to your hands and you
can lick your ...

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