We have had an amazing time with poems this holiday, and all thanks to the wonderful book by Michael Rosen, Even my Ears are Smiling.

The kids have laughed, Dad has been jumped on (thanks to the wonderful poem, Dads in Bed), and most importantly as its been Easter, we have been able to entertain the children with the poems as some are short enough to remember, or to read to them when things get that little bit too chaotic.

I have rarely seen a poetry book capture their imagination so much.

My eldest, who has already announced she would like to be an illustrator when she grows up, now has said:

“I want to be a poet”

However, I suspect that few are able to string a few rhymes together with the same ability as Mr. Rosen.

So this book is a massive hit, a ten out of ten, and we have a video to prove it as well!

This post contains affiliate links, but we bought the book ourselves!



Helen is a mum to two, and social media consultant and website editor. Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts now works with big family brands (including travel) to help them promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. Helen also works part-time as a digital marketing analyst with Channel Mum as well. She can often be found hanging about on social media, and trying to avoid stepping on the Lego her kids keep leaving lying around.