Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Review: A Great Big Cuddle - Poems For The Very Young

We are delighted that today Michael Rosen has been awarded this year's CLiPPA Children's Poetry Award for his book “A Great Big Cuddle - Poems For The Very Young”. He jointly won the award with Sarah Crossan for her verse novel “One”. We were lucky enough to recently receive a copy of Rosen’s book to review and we included it in our 366 Books in 366 Days reading challenge. Here are our thoughts on his award winning collection:


A superb collection of energetic poems for young children. Full of repetition, rhythm and rhyme, these playful poems are such a fun way to explore language with little ones. They cover everything from mangos to monsters! We enjoyed them so much that we got through the entire collection in one sitting. We have since read the poems over and over again. Our favourite is "Let Me Do It!" A fantastic rhyming poem, which we are fairly certain is written about our two year old. Just like the child in the poem, he is fiercely independent and determined to do everything for himself!  

The collection is written by Michael Rosen, poet and author of "We're All Going On A Bear Hunt". The fabulous illustrations are from the award winning Chris Riddell. A great book from a great duo!


Disclaimer: We received a copy of this book as Family Reviewers for The Guardian Children's Books Website. All views are our own unless otherwise stated.




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8 comments:

  1. Well done Michael Rosen!!! What a good choice!!!

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  2. My eldest two really love poetry I think there should be more poetry books for younger readers! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    1. I think I'll have to do a round up of kids' poetry books, must find some more :)

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  3. This sounds great! Just the sort of thing my little niece and nephew would like :)

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  4. I love Michael Rosen's work. My three year old loves the poem Don't, so funny!
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    1. Such funny poems, I should have included it in my books that are good for a giggle :)

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