Author(s): Michael Rosen
'A WORK OF GENIUS' - Chris Evans
Jokes, a jack-in-the-box, jelly and jumping beans make children laugh.
As do practical jokes, peekaboo, pantomine and poetry that makes no sense.
Why and how does this work? And why does it matter?
Writer and Professor of Children's Literature Michael Rosen, whose books - from We're Going on a Bear Hunt to Chocolate Cake - have made millions of children rock with laughter, gives us the tools for this greatest of gifts.
Michael Rosen is an award-winning poet, writer, performer and broadcaster. He is one of the most loved and respected figures in the children's book world, having delighted his young fans with bestselling gems such as We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy. He was Children's Laureate from 2007 until 2009, during which time he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize which give awards to the funniest children's books of the year. He frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children's literature.