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.