Michael Rosen is a writer, broadcaster, poet and performer. He is the author of 140 books.
This event took place on Tuesday 28 February 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
Michael Rosen's mother told him not to kvetsch, greps at the table or chup his soup. His father told him he was meshugge. His mother told him not to be a shlump. His brother said, 'Don't flick my tukhes with the shmatte!'
Michael emerged from all this with a smile on his face. He celebrated his family in a riotous mix of poetry, song, story, joke, anecdote, and fun with words - most of which he plucked from his books, threw up in the air and landed in his mouth in front of our very eyes.
Michael Rosen is one of Britain's most exciting and inspirational writers. Children and their parents enjoyed an uproarious hour in the company of this talented poet with stories, rhymes, songs and jokes galore, and even a light-hearted introduction to the joys of Yiddish.