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Michael Rosen interview: first chapter fiction

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Michael Rosen talks to Nikki Gamble about his young fiction titles, illustrated by Tony Ross, including Rigatoni the Pasta Cat. Michael worked on this story while in hospital recovering from Covid. The manuscript landed in his editor’s mailbox, to her surprise. She thought he was recuperating!

Reading first chapter fiction is an important step in a child’s reading journey. Michael and Nikki talk about how books are written support readers as they increase in confidence and independence.