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Quick, Let's Get Out of Here (Puffin Books) by [Rosen, Michael]
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Quick, Let's Get Out of Here (Puffin Books) Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

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Michael Rosen is a poet with a superb ear for the rhythms of language (Guardian)

One of our most popular writers - the champion for every bored, overdrilled, tested-to-tears pupil in the land (The Times)

I think poetry for children needs to be saved from the cold dissection of right and wrong answers and put back into rooms and halls full of wonder, compassion, haunting, laughter, music and rhythm. We need to hear its many cultures, many voices, many sounds. This is about wide and diverse participation. Diverse verse for all! (Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate 2007-2009)

About the 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 Guardian. In 2007, Michael was appointed the fifth Children's Laureate - a role which he says will be used to be an "ambassador of fun".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4809 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (3 May 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002VISNJ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,801 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This marvellous poetry book NEVER leaves my classroom. When I have a 2min gap to fill with my Year 6 class this book becomes my life saver. Michael Rosen has successfully summed up the trials and tribulations of changing nappies, eating cake in secret, racing go-karts and dodging the washing up, all from his childhood perspective. A perfect book for reading out loud and a completely accessible read for children. Great fun!
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A Kid's Review on 26 April 2009
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This is a brilliant book because the pictures match the writing perfectly.
It is a collection of poems. Our teacher likes to read the really long ones like Chocolate Cake which always makes us feel hungry. Many of the poems involve people being silly. Callum's favourite in Bathtime and Victoria's is Eddie & the wallpaper.
This book is for children of all ages and for people to read out loud.
There is a poem for everyone.
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This for me is the greatest collection of children's poems. My well-thumbed copy was always an essential part of my teaching equipment when I was teaching in Primary schools and it saved me many times during my career. How much I loved the enthusiasm that the children always had for these poems, especially the sequence of Eddie poems, which is what makes this collection stand out from the rest of Rosen's work. In recent years these poems have added poignancy as Rosen's son Eddie died from meningitis as a young man. This group of poems dotted throughout the book provides a memorial more vivid than baby photographs. "Eddie in Bed," "Eddie & The Wallpaper", "Eddie & The Nappy", and "Eddie & The Birthday," in particular are brilliant snapshots of life with a toddler. Poems that recall episodes in the poet's past are full of the vitality of children's language, something Rosen does so well, together with the tinge of guilt of recalling past `naughty moments', which speaks directly to children hearing or reading these. "Washing Up", "Chocolate Cake", "The Watch", "Go Kart" and "Gymnastics" take all adults back to their own childhoods and are superb examples of accessible poetry. I'd also like to single out a quieter poem, that when teaching I tended to overlook. "Platforms" is a sweet, mellow tale about waiting for a loved one and its inherent sense of anticipation, boredom and relief. In just a few lines Michael Rosen is able to encapsulate so much. You get a real blast of personal nostalgia just reading this. When teaching I was lucky enough to book Michael Rosen to come and talk to the pupils on a couple of occasions (at different schools) and children love this man. This book explains why.
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Best children's poem book ever! We love Michael Rosen. A very clever and funny chap. Your kids will laugh if they don't then they may not have a sense of humour and you may need to return them and keep the book!
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When I was 9 years old I remember my primary school teacher reading these poems out to the class. Everyone loved them back then as they were so different, and seemed so modern at the time. I distinctly remember "Chocolate Cake", I could almost taste that shiny icing cracking in my mouth! Years on, I was still being haunted by memories of these poems and had to track down the book. Finally, I found it and have had such fun re-reading it.

It's suitable for children aged about 6 upwards, and is a really good way of introducing longer rhymes to young children.
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Our teachers in infant school used to read this book to us all the time! We all adored these poems - they're funny, touching and highly memorable.
Tales of Eddie (usually throwing a wobbly), and the secret eating of the chocolate cake have stayed with me for years and years as happy reminders of primary school.

I recommend this book to any infant school teacher, and defy anyone who reads this book and doesn't enjoy it. Everyone should have a copy - I'm so happy that it's been re-published! I had to search eBay for a copy a few years back for my sister (who's now an infant school teacher), as I couldn't find it anywhere!

Michael Rosen came to my secondary school (mid-nineties) for a poetry reading, and I made a point of going to meet him to congratulate him on this book (what a geek!).

Happy, happy reading.
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I am an ex-primary school teacher, I can honestly say that Michael Rosen's poetry was the single best teaching aid I ever had for creative writing. I think it's absolutely fantastic stuff, so genuine, capturing all the childhood emotions perfectly, with both humour and pathos, and as such is so accessible for children. We would write our own "Down behind the dustbin" poems, write stories about Eddie (so sorry to hear that he died), and make up conversations between family members at mealtimes (to practice use of speech marks or reported speech, for example) - all using Michael Rosen poems (and especially "Quick, Let's Get Out of Here") as our inspiration. Actually, that word sums him up: an inspiration!
Also recommended: The Hypnotiser (although for some unfathomable reason, it's currently out of print)
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I love Michael Rosen and was bought this book almost 30 years ago when we were doing poetry in primary school. Some of the poem's are hilarious, some very sad, but all are wonderful and there really is something for everyone. My children (8 and 6) have since inherited the book from me and love it as much as I did. It says a lot that of all the books I had as a child, this is the one I kept.
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