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Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy

Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy
by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

If you love funny poems, you'll love this  combination of two of Michael Rosen's most loved poetry books, You Can't Catch Me and Don't Put Mustard In The Custard. Illustrated by Quentin Blake, this charming book contains lots of poems to make you giggle. How many can you learn off by heart?

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Hannah, the Brownie Book Club Editor, thinks this...

It was Quentin Blake's eye-catching drawings that made me want to open this big book of poetry - and I am glad I did! The book comes with a CD containing audio of Michael Rosen reading the poems, which is great for those of you who aren't so keen on reading. Some of the poems are very crazy. My favourite is called Shoes.

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Candice, aged nine, thinks this...

We had to look at this book at school. I'm not a big fan of poetry but I thought that some of these poems were funny. The pictures were really funny as well and made the poems more real.

Candice thought it was okay. She rated it
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Shannon, aged nine, thinks this...

Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake work really good together. I just love reading his books, they're fantastic. I hope he writes another one.

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 Emily, aged nine, thinks this...

Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy was quite good. I don't like mustard, it tastes horrid! The poems and pictures were really funny and VERY CRAZY!

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 Amirah, aged eight, thinks this...

It was okay although I'm not a big fan of poetry but it was funny and interesting!

Amirah thought it was okay. She rated it
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 Grace, aged seven, thinks this...

A very good book, congratulations to Michael Rosen. I really liked the poems because some were humorous and he uses excellent words. I do not have a favourite because they are all so good! I liked the illustrations because they made me feel like I was there in the poem and they made me laugh. Congratulations you have written loads of fabulous books!

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Chanel, aged eight, thinks this...

I think that this book is great and some of my friends like poems and they like the pictures the best. I like them too because they make me laugh and the pictures make my friends go bonkers. I always have to run away when they have read that book. I like that book. I really do like that book of poems and large pictures.

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Lea, aged nine, thinks this...

The drawings that Quentin Blake did were amazing and Michael Rosen did a good job too - great book.

Lea liked it. She rated it
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Lucy, aged nine, thinks this...

I found it very interesting, funny and, of course, picked it up by looking at the bright cover. I would never start reading a book without reading what it said on the back. Quentin Blake's illustrations are amazing especially the front cover of this book. The poems were really good.

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Bethany, aged nine, thinks this...

Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake work really well together. I just love reading books. They are really cool and I hope they bring out another book as interesting as this one.  

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Amy, aged eight, thinks this...

I love Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy because I got the CD and it sounds great. At the theatre you can get Michael Rosen to sign the book but it was an awful long line. But it was worth it. Michael Rosen wrote to me on the book - Hello Amy, Michael Rosen was here.

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Maryam, aged ten, thinks this...

I'm not a fan of poetry but this book was really good. The illustrations were fantastic, crazy and really unique.

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Abbie, aged seven, thinks this...

It was brilliant. Quentin Blake is my favourite illustrator. I hate mustard though.

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