Michael Rosen's Book of Play (Hardback)

Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

Michael Rosen

When did you last make time for play?

When did you last make time for play?

Today, we don't get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and screens. Former children's laureate and bestselling author, Michael Rosen, is here to show us how to put this right - and why it matters so much for creativity, resilience and much more.

Packed with silliness, activities and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all ages - with specially illustrated pages for everything from doodling to word play and after-dinner games.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

£14.99

ISBN: 9781788161909

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Science & Mathematics

Illustrated by: Charlotte Trounce

Michael Rosen's Book of Play (Ebook)

Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

Michael Rosen

When did you last make time for play?

When did you last make time for play?

Today, we don't get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and screens. Former children's laureate and bestselling author, Michael Rosen, is here to show us how to put this right - and why it matters so much for creativity, resilience and much more.

Packed with silliness, activities and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all ages - with specially illustrated pages for everything from doodling to word play and after-dinner games.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

£9.99

ISBN: 9781782835189

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07QY35VQP

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Science & Mathematics

Illustrated by: Charlotte Trounce

Michael Rosen's Book of Play (Paperback)

Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

Michael Rosen

When did you last make time for play?

Today, we don't get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and screens. Former children's laureate and bestselling author, Michael Rosen, is here to show us how to put this right - and why it matters so much for creativity, resilience and much more.

Packed with silliness, activities and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all ages - with specially illustrated pages for everything from doodling to word play and after-dinner games.

Publication date: 01/10/2020

£9.99

ISBN: 9781788161916

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Science & Mathematics

Illustrated by: Charlotte Trounce

Reviews for Michael Rosen's Book of Play

'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

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

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 educational campaigner. His bestselling books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen's Sad Book and Quick Let's Get Out of Here. His books for adults include Good Ideas, how to be your child's and your own best teacher and his memoir, So They Call You Pisher!. He was Children's Laureate from 2007-2009, and received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997. He is Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths University of London. His book to help children (or anyone) write poems is What is Poetry?