Michael Rosen is one of the best-loved figures in the children's book world, renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and education campaigner. His bestselling books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen's Sad Book and Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry. Michael Rosen's Book of Play is published in association with Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death.
Play, make-believe, nonsense talk, it all comes naturally to us when we're young. As one of our most beloved children's authors, poets and storytellers, it's a knack Rosen has never grown out of ... Yet now, more than ever, Rosen argues that there's an important role for play in all our lives. -- Boudicca Fox-Leonard * Sunday Telegraph * The former children's laureate advocates play for everyone, young or old. The book has a friendly, lively tone as it explores role play, ad-libbing, dressing up, toys, art, stories and wordplay. * i Newspaper *