One of those delicious, renewing days today! I'd been invited along as a wandering author to a Children's Literary Lunch at Leeds "West Yorkshire Playhouse" today. Six Halifax Primary Schools had organised this event for their Year Six children. Various activities arranged by the theatre, with MICHAEL ROSEN as the main speaker. A great session, with Michael recreating many childhood anecdotes - including his dad's sayings, as in the title - to make a hilarious hour.
Last time I saw Michael Rosen was long ago, at a Children's Literature Conference in Homerton College, Cambridge. HERE FOLLOWETH A BIG & WISTFUL SIGH. 'Cos I suspect that was a time when all primary teachers were expected to gain a knowledge about children's books as part of their training course. Still, today those Halifax teachers were flying the flag higher, so reasons to be cheerful: ONE!