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Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick

The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

Michael Rosen Tony Ross



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Walker Books
02 February 2022
A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus.

After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names Sticky McStickstick , he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.
Illustrated by:   Tony Ross
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 302mm,  Width: 225mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9781529502404
ISBN 10:   1529502403
Pages:   40
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors for children; his bestselling titles published by Walker Books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, A Great Big Cuddle and Michael Rosen's Sad Book. A popular radio broadcaster, distinguished critic and academic, and multi-award-winning poet, Michael was appointed the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009, and is now Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He lives in London. Tony Ross is a multi-award-winning creator of children's books. As well as illustrating his own books and the Dr Zargle series, written with Jeanne Willis, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

Reviews for Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

Both powerful and personal, this offers reassurance on recovery from illness and building resilience. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

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