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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  • Dylan (1/17/2019 11:43:00 AM)

    hilariously funny and engaging i encourage you to write more.

  • Dylan (1/17/2019 11:41:00 AM)

    Hilarious engaging poems

  • Kristina (1/16/2019 12:52:00 PM)

    I think Michael Rosen is so horrendously funny. If you watch his videos you'll very soon absolutely love him! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • not a dog (1/14/2019 5:03:00 AM)

    N O I C E

  • Angel (1/3/2019 8:14:00 AM)

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  • Butterfly (1/3/2019 8:11:00 AM)

    I love your poems like no breathing

  • Sally (12/17/2018 11:05:00 AM)

    So hard to choose which 1 I needed

  • bethany (12/2/2018 4:53:00 PM)


  • jess34 (11/25/2018 1:18:00 PM)

    i did this for my homework and it took so long: (

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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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