Michael Rosen

Poet, playwright, author and broadcaster

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 www.michaelrosen.co.uk/song.html


Words are ours
The mystery of history
The history of mystery
From ‘Words are Ours’ on the Michael Rosen website www.michaelrosen.co.uk/poems_wordsareours.html


Michael Rosen
by Madeleine Waller
C-type colour print, 8 June 2006
NPG x131826
© Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London