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Prize poet reads his work to children

PUBLISHED: 13:39 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 15:53 16 August 2010

ENRAPTURED: Children listen to acclaimed poet Michael Rosen.

ENRAPTURED: Children listen to acclaimed poet Michael Rosen.

PUPILS had a brush with literary fame when an acclaimed author visited their school.

PUPILS had a brush with literary fame when an acclaimed author visited their school.

Youngsters from Perry Hall Primary School, in Perry Hall Lane, Orpington, were treated to a reading by former children's poet laureate Michael Rosen on Monday.

The writer explained how he goes about writing his poems, before encouraging the children to do the same.

Mr Rosen then stayed after school to sign copies of his books in the library.

Headteacher Angela Ward said: "It was a fantastic day, really brilliant.

"Michael was like a living version of one of Quentin Blake's illustrations. Every single thing he said or did was funny, and the children were spellbound."

Mr Rosen also read pars of his new book, Michael's Big Book of Bad Things.

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