7 May 1946
Michael Rosen is a British poet, author, and literary critic. He was born on May 7, 1946 in Harrow, England. Rosen is best known for his work as a children's poet, and has published numerous collections of poetry for children, including "Quick Let's Get Out of Here" and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt." He is also a prolific author of non-fiction, and has written extensively on children's literature and literacy. Rosen has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature and the Signal Poetry Award. He continues to write and publish poetry, and is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary poets in the UK.