Michael Rosen

Poet, playwright, author and broadcaster

    Michael Rosen,    by Madeleine Waller,    8 June 2006,    NPG x131826,    © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London Michael Rosen, by Madeleine Waller, 8 June 2006, NPG x131826, © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

His works for children include the book of poetry Mind Your Own Business (1974), and books We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (1989) and You Wait Till I'm Older Than You (1996). Rosen was appointed fifth Children's Laureate (2007-09). He currently presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4.

Going to use my mind today
Leave bad things behind today

From ‘Introduction Song’ on the Michael Rosen website.

Words are ours
The mystery of history
The history of mystery

From ‘Words are Ours’ on the Michael Rosen website.