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Fizzing with rhythm, energy and laughter, the 30 poems in Ready for Spaghetti delight in the details of children’s daily routines.
I’m ready for spaghetti
Will you getti the spaghetti?
Don’t say, “Not yetti spaghetti!”
‘cos I’m all setti for spaghetti.
Michael Rosen’s irresistible rhymes follow readers from the second they jump up, up, uppity-up out of bed to the hush and a hush as they finally drift off to sleep. With beautifully observed pictures from Polly Dunbar, this book will make you want to tap your feet, clap your hands and chant along, over and over (and over) again!
Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids
Written by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Published by Walker Books
With play and creativity at the heart of this collaboration, this was a book created out of the conversation between poem and illustration; encouraging playfulness, spontaneity, and a familiarity with words and rhyme, both the words and pictures are loose and free. This book is a book to help every child chat and play and draw and make up songs – and be imaginative and creative.
Our thoughts on Ready for Spaghetti
This is one of those books that when you tell your children that they can only have one or two poems read before bed, you won’t mind reading another couple when they inevitably ask for another one. Take children on a journey throughout their everyday routine across 30 funny, repetitive poems that will have them learning through play whilst marvelling at the beautiful illustrations.
A beautiful book that will be enjoyed time and time again with parents, grandparents, siblings and on their own too.
Where can you buy the Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids book?
Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids is available to buy from Amazon and all other leading book retailers in a hardback edition.
About the author – Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen is a national treasure, and one of the most popular authors for children; his bestselling titles published by Walker Books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, A Great Big Cuddle and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book. A popular radio broadcaster, distinguished critic and academic, and multi-award-winning poet, Michael was appointed the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009 and is now Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He lives in London.
About the illustrator – Polly Dunbar
Polly Dunbar studied illustration at Brighton Art School and now lives and works in London. Author and illustrator of Penguin, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, she thinks that colour is a brilliant way to cheer yourself up and whenever she’s feeling grey, she puts on her best pink frock and paints!
Polly is the daughter of the distinguished author Joyce Dunbar who she collaborated with on the picture books Shoe Baby and Pat-a-Cake Baby. She is the author of the Tilly and Friends series, which is now a TV show. She is also the illustrator of My Dad’s a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon, written by David Almond, and Here’s a Little Poem, an anthology of poems for very young children.
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