I cannot recommend this new collection of poetry for babies and younger children highly enough. It is essential to every nursery, home, and early learning environment. Every consideration, from wordplay, repetition, description, to parody, is included, demonstrating Michael Rosen’s superlative understanding of the literacy pleasure and needs of our youngest readers. Chris Riddell’s illustrations meet the exactitude, joy and variety of the wonderful poetry through imaginative character creations that support and extend understanding and engagement. This book is one of the best poetry collections I have ever had the pleasure to read.