Inspiration for poetry can come from anywhere - a memory, an insight and even broccoli! Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen explains the inspiration behind a selection of his own quirky poems, highlighting that ideas can come from many different places.
* White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language.
* Text type: A poetry book
* Pages 22 and 23 summarise some of the inspirations and resulting poems, allowing children to discuss and explore the ideas from the book.
* Curriculum links: Literacy: Really Looking; Language play