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  • Published: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141388960
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $14.99

Centrally Heated Knickers (Reissue)


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Poems and science in one hilarious collection from the inimitable Michael Rosen.

Hail! Hail! I come from another galaxy.

Discover the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate 2007 - 2009.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141388960
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.

Harry Horse

Harry Horse was born in Coventry. He wrote and illustrated several children's books - including The Last Polar Bears and The Ogopogo, which won the Scottish Arts Council Writers' Award. He was well-known as a political cartoonist and produced cartoons for the New Yorker, The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman. Harry died in 2007.


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