Honey for You, Honey for Me

By Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Edited by Michael Rosen

From Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling team behind A Great Big Cuddle, comes a first book of nursery rhymes.

Flying pigs, wobbling plates of jelly and a giant with a terrible fear of mice: welcome to the topsy-turvy world of nursery rhymes. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with these wonderful, riddling rhymes, Michael Rosen has placed familiar playground songs beside forgotten gems for a seminal new collection, which Chris Riddell has brought to vivid life with his magnificent, exuberant pictures. Expect familiar faces, from little Jumping Joan to Miss Mary Mack-Mack-Mack – but also plenty of mischievous surprises. With over thirty rhymes to choose between, this is a book for families to share and treasure.

Categories: Anthology

For readers aged: 2+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406374636
  • Published: 03 Sep 2020
  • Price: £14.99
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  • Size: 288 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 80

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'Featured in The Bookseller's September Previews.' The Bookseller

'Michael Rosen’s unusual collection of clapping, skipping and counting rhymes is selected for sound as much as sense; and Riddell’s illustrations of buses and trains, of diverse children, and of animals from bats to bears, have a circus vibe and full-on cuteness. A joyful gift book for babies and toddlers acquiring language.' The Times & The Irish Times

'A guaranteed bedtime favourite for our youngest bookworms is the new book from Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell. These topsy-turvy tales are a feast of words and amazing pictures.' The Bath Magazine

'For small children, Honey for You, Honey for Me is Michael Rosen’s take on nursery rhymes, written to be chanted aloud, with adorable pictures by Chris Riddell. Some are tweaked for contemporary sensibilities, but children won’t mind. Riddell is an illustrator with an exquisitely fine line and a strongly individual style, who turns from political cartoons to story books with astonishing ease.' The Spectator

'Parents of little ones and those working in early years settings will love this book full of quick, repeating chants and songs, often funny, which can help toddlers and pre-schoolers develop their language skills, practise sounds and have fun following along.' BookTrust

'There are all kinds of treasures in here, perfect for sharing from birth. Riddell’s bright, bold illustrations bring each spread alive.' The Irish Independent

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