‘Thanks for your help, Sticky’: Michael Rosen on learning to walk again after Covid

His traumatic experience with coronavirus inspired the author’s new children’s book – about the ‘friend’ he leaned on

It was the tweet that let the world know Michael Rosen was back on form and on the mend. “My wheelchair days are over. Stick now. Sticky McStick Stick,” he wrote in June last year, after having come down with Covid-19 in March and spent 48 days in intensive care.

Now, the poet and former children’s laureate has written a moving picture book about Sticky Mcstickstick and his battle with long Covid on an NHS rehabilitation ward last summer.

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Category: Mental Health