Michael Rosen


About the Author

Michael Rosen (Author)
Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures, not only in the children’s book
world but also the British arts scene. His first book of children’s poems was
published in 1974, and he has gone on to write numerous and award-winning
children’s poetry books, picture books and non-fiction such as Quick, Let’s get
Out of Here
and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Alongside this he performs,
teaches, lectures, presents Word of Mouth on Radio 4 and reviews books for the
In 2007, Michael was appointed the fifth Children’s Laureate – a role
which he says will be used to be an “ambassador of fun”.

Kevin Waldron (Illustrator)
Kevin Waldron was born and raised in Dublin.

After graduating with a degree in graphic design from D.I.T., he moved to London
to study for an M.A in illustration at Kingston University.
His first book, Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo (Templar
Publishing) won the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award in 2009. He illustrated
Tiny Little Fly
(Walker Books),
written by Michael Rosen which won the Bull-Bransom Award in 2011. The
same year, he was also named one of the Booktrust best new illustrators. His
second book in the
Mr. Peek series, Pandamonium At Peek Zoo (Templar Publishing) published in
2013. His latest book, Harold’s Hungry Eyes (Phaidon Press) was published in

Kevin has now made New York his home. He makes picture books from his studio in Brooklyn. Sometimes his wife comes home & is angry that all the
leftover dessert is gone.

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