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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen’s battle with Covid was followed with concern by fans and well-wishers. Hoe has spoken about the impact of the virus on his health and the road to recovery. Now he has written a memoir for younger readers which tells the story of his recovery and pays tribute to the people who helped him. Michael joined Nikki Gamble to explain his reasons for writing the book and how he hopes it will help children understand the importance of resilience and perseverance.

About Sticky Mcstickstick
A powerful and personal story from one of Britain’s best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names “Sticky McStickstick”, he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery.

This moving picture book from the former Children’s Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.