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Michael Rosen and Tanya Roberts: 10th anniversary special

Language: English
Genre: Art, Family, Illustration, Inspiration, Poetry
Age group: 6-8, 9-11
Topics: Poetry

Celebrate 10 years of Authors Live with a live illustrated poetry event. Explore poetry with legendary children's author Michael Rosen, who was the first ever guest on Authors Live in 2010 and is joining us to celebrate ten fantastic years of the programme! Michael's poems are brought to life by illustration superstar Tanya Roberts.

Michael Rosen is the bestselling author of children's picture books and poetry, including award-winning titles We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Quick, Let's Get Out of Here, and Chocolate Cake. He was Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009 and continues to inspire a love of reading in children and adults alike.

Tanya Roberts is a comic artist from Edinburgh who has worked on big-name comics such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Toy Story and How to Train Your Dragon, as well as her own fantastic series Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles from BHP Comics.

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning (this link will open in a new window)website.

A full transcript of the event is available to download below.

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the event.

Poem draw along (EXA 1-04a, EXA 1-05a) Try drawing along with Michael’s poems! You can play his poem once to let everyone listen and hear what it’s about, then play it again and ask them to draw along.

To further explore Michael Rosen's poetry with your classroom, see our Michael Rosen learning activities below.