Michael Rosen is the author of over 140 books of poetry, stories and cultural politics. He was the UK’s Children’s Laureate 2007–9 and is currently Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he co-devised and co-tutors the MA in Children’s Literature. He has won numerous international awards for his work. His most famous books are We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (with Helen Oxenbury); Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here; and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book (both with Quentin Blake). He presents BBC Radio 4’s flagship programme about language, Word of Mouth, and writes a monthly provocative open letter to the Secretary of State for Education in the Guardian.