Honey for You, Honey for Me by Michael Rosen – Book Review

Honey for You, Honey for Me by Michael Rosen – Book Review

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Honey for You, Honey for Me
A First Book of Nursery Rhymes

Author – Michael Rosen
Illustrator – Chris Riddell
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 80
Released – 3rd September 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1406374636
Format – hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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From Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling team behind A Great Big Cuddle, comes a first book of nursery rhymes.

Flying pigs, wobbling plates of jelly and a giant who trembles whenever he meets a mouse: welcome to the topsy-turvy world of nursery rhymes. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with these peculiar poems, Michael Rosen has placed familiar playground songs alongside forgotten gems for a seminal new collection.

Brought to vivid life by Chris Riddell’s magnificent pictures, expect familiar faces, from little Jumping Joan to Miss Mary Mack – but also plenty of surprises… With forty rhymes to choose from, this book is sure to prove a bedtime favourite.

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In this large hardback book measuring around 26.5cm x 29.5cm, author Michael Rosen (who I adore) has written numerous poems for young children. Included in the book are a few well-known ones such a ‘The North Wind Doth Blow’ and ‘Jelly on a Plate’ too.

Each of the poems is brought to life by Chris Riddell’s fabulous illustrations which are a joy to the eyes and light up the pages with their bright colours and hilarious facial expressions.

Most of the poems are very short, just a few lines long, whilst others are full-page. Each poem is written in a different font and size which I loved and added character. Some of the poems are wacky, some very cute. All however are lovely.

The book includes thirty-six poems. If I had to choose one which is my favourite I think it would be ‘Higgledy, Piggledy Pop!’. It gave me a good giggle.

This is a superb book for your little ones or to have at school or nursery. It would be a wonderful book for new readers to practice their reading or even for those learning.

Overall, a large book, lots of rhymes, plenty of amusing illustrations makes this book one to purchase whether for your child, a school, or even a gift.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Michael Rosen Honey for You, Honey for Me

Michael Rosen, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and I’M NUMBER ONE and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, both illustrated by Bob Graham. Michael Rosen lives in London.

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