Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy

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You Can’t Catch Me and You Can’t Put Mustard in the Custard were first published 25 years ago and were groundbreaking collections of poems for children. You Can’t Catch Me won the Signal Poetry Award in 1982, and both books went on to become bestsellers. Combined here for the first time, the conversational and fun poetry from both these collections is fantastically matched by silly but perfectly detailed full-color illustrations. An audio CD is also provided so that children can listen to their favorite poems.


Michael Rosen is a bestselling author of picture books and poetry, and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature. Quentin Blake is an acclaimed illustrator. His accolades include a Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Illustration.

In 1999, he was appointed the first-ever Children’s Laureate.