A Great Big Cuddle

Publisher details

Authors
Chris Riddell, Michael Rosen
Publisher
Walker Books
Genre
Children’s Poetry
Released
01 September, 2015
ISBN
9781406343199

A Great Big Cuddle

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Synopsis

The poems in A Great Big Cuddle fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the most remarkable way what it means to be very, very young. A child's world with all its details and feelings - toys and games, animals and made-up creatures, likes and dislikes - is vividly conjured up in the most memorable, playful language, and Chris Riddell has produced some his most extraordinary pictures ever to bring this world to life.It's a book that will be enjoyed by the oldest grown-up and the youngest child - and a future classic.
Chris Riddell
About the author

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an author, political cartoonist (for The Observer), and the illustrator of A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen. His other books include Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Castle Diary. He won the Smarties Prize in 2008. Chris lives in Brighton.

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Michael Rosen
About the author

Michael Rosen

If he wasn’t already a poet, storyteller, BBC broadcaster, and prolific children’s book author, Michael Rosen says he would like to be an actor. Anyone who has seen him in performance knows that he already is—whether bringing his humorous verse to life in front of a classroom or presenting an internationally broadcast radio show. The charismatic author was introduced to the pleasures of language at an early age by his parents, both of them distinguished educators in London. When he was a teenager, his mother produced a British radio program that featured poetry, and this inspired him to start writing his own. Now a highly popular children’s poet and author, Michael Rosen is known for “telling it like it is” in the ordinary language that children actually use. Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, he explores the experience of sadness in a way that resonates with all readers, with unmitigated truth and a touch of humor. About this book, which came from the author’s real and very personal grief, Kirkus Reviews raves in a starred review, “Readers . . . will be touched by the honesty and perception here.” In the picture book This Is Our House, Michael Rosen captured the ways that children use the language of discrimination. “Our attitudes about who’s okay and who’s not okay get formed when we’re very young,” says the author, whose simple, lighthearted story makes a compelling case for tolerance.

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