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Axel Scheffler - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany. At school he was good at art, but didn't think of a career in illustration until he won a cuddly purple cow in a drawing competition. He moved to England in 1982 to learn English and study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art and then set up home in London. Axel illustrated a number of books for various publishers, and in 1993 he was suggested as the illustrator for Julia Donaldson's first picture book text, A Squash and a Squeeze. This was the start of a hugely successful partnership: their bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold over three-and-a-half million copies worldwide, and the TV animation was broadcast on Christmas day 2009. Axel has illustrated a number of other highly successful books, including Muddle Farm, and his books have been translated into 42 languages. Axel lives in London with his partner and young daughter.

Featured books by Axel Scheffler

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

Key Stage 1

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

A new, limited edition of the modern classic The Smartest Giant in Town. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! Join George on his journey in this special anniversary edition. 

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Early Years

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN, now available in paperback. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

The Gruffalo Annual

The Gruffalo Annual

Early Years

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

The official Gruffalo Annual is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. With 64 pages filled with crafts, recipes, quizzes, games, drawing, writing and colouring-in, it's enough to keep Gruffalo fans busy all year round! From the award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo.

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Early Years

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/10/2014

Creators of The Gruffalo, best selling author/ illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are back with another bestseller on their hands. “Stick Man lives in the family tree/ with Stick Lady love/ And his children three”.But one day Stick Man is pounced on by a dog. Help! This is not what Stick Man wants….While others find many ignominious uses for Stick Man – a bat, a pen, a bow and a boomerang among others – Stick Man does all he can to find his way back home…And, happily, he does! A brilliant visual treat now available as a stunning gift set, containing a mini paperback of the book and a 24-piece floor puzzle.

Stick Man and Other Stories

Stick Man and Other Stories

Early Years

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Gorgeous mini gift editions of Stick Man, Tabby McTat and The Highway Rat, presented in an irresistible slipcase. All three stories are written in Julia Donaldson's fabulous rhyme and illustrated by the inimitable Axel Scheffler, of Gruffalo fame. A Review from Julia Eccleshare for The Highway Rat - Best-selling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking adventure of a greedy Highway Rat and how he is outwitted by a very clever duck. Axel Scheffler’s animals are as full of vivid expression as usual.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Key Stage 1

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have paired up again for a rollickingly good picture book. Scarecrows Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay have stood next to each other in a field for some time. Now they are planning to get married and they want to have ‘the best wedding yet’. But the rascally Reginald Rake looks set to scupper their good intentions. Can Betty and Harry save the day? Funny and touching and filled with some familiar looking creatures! ~ Julia Eccleshare

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

Early Years

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Novelty book Release Date: 12/09/2013

All the sounds of story can be played on the buttons attached to this version of the bestselling The Gruffalo’s Child. Readers will love being able to bring the different animals – and the weather! – to life as the Gruffalo’s Child steps out on an adventure.  The perfect Christmas gift!

Other books by Axel Scheffler

My First Search and Find: On the Farm

My First Search and Find: On the Farm

Author: Campbell Books Format: Board book Release Date: 17/03/2022

Axel Scheffler's My First Search and Find: On the Farm is jam-packed with farm animals, from baaing sheep to mooing cows, neighing horses to crowing cockerels! Preschoolers can explore the big scenes, find the animals and objects, and read the name labels in the panels. With a friendly mole to spot in each scene, there is plenty for parents and children to talk about and return to again. There are seven different scenes, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, bestselling illustrator of The Gruffalo, and sturdy tabs for young children to find their favourite pages. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb and The Noisy Farm Book.

Happy Bunnies

Happy Bunnies

Author: Frantz Wittkamp Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Join a wonderful cast of bunny characters as they enjoy all their favourite activities! This joyous picture book is brought to life by the incomparable Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and Zog. Where are rabbits happiest? Is it when they're running a race? Or going swimming in the sea? Or watching TV with their family? This funny and charming picture book by Frantz Wittkamp is translated by Alison Green, bestselling author of Kind A celebration of spending time together with friends and family in the great outdoors. Every spread features bright and cheering artwork by Axel Scheffler with lots of enjoyable details for families to spot togetherAxel Scheffler is the illustrator of a whole host of beloved classic children's books such as Stick Man and Room on the Broom

The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book

The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Novelty book Release Date: 03/02/2022

The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book is in a special novelty board book format, including six twelve-piece jigsaw puzzles which every Gruffalo fan will enjoy! Children will have hours of fun assembling six favourite scenes from the book, while they read the original story by Julia Donaldson with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable illustrations. A fun activity page completes a wonderful gift, bound to hit the spot with any young child.

The Gruffalo Carousel Book

The Gruffalo Carousel Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2022

Walk into the deep dark wood with Mouse in this this amazing pop-up carousel book, and discover what happens when he comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Read the much-loved story, then press out the play pieces and join in all the fun with three stunning pop-up play scenes. There are lots of holes to peep through, things to spot and flaps to open, so you can explore the deep dark wood with Mouse. Discover Fox's underground house, Owl's treetop and Snake's logpile - but watch out for the Gruffalo hiding in the trees! The Gruffalo Carousel Book includes a special envelope for safe storage of the 9 play pieces and a ribbon closure. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

The Smartest Giant in Town 20th Anniversary Edition

The Smartest Giant in Town 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2022

Meet the kindest giant around and all his animal friends in this special twentieth anniversary edition of the bestselling story The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, featuring the much-loved original story plus special bonus content. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie and shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! The Smartest Giant in Town 20th Anniversary Edition features the classic story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, as well as extra-special bonus content including a letter from the author and some early sketches from the illustrator to celebrate the anniversary year.

The Smartest Giant in Town: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Smartest Giant in Town: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 06/01/2022

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms to bring the story to life in this brilliant board book based on the favourite picture book The Smartest Giant in Town by the creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Meet George, a very helpful giant with a new, smart outfit! But what happens when he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes? Move the clever push, pull and slide mechanisms on every spread to join in the fun and find out. With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Smartest Giant: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Smartest Giant by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Celebrate twenty years of this much-loved classic story with this fun novelty book - a great gift for fans of the original picture book. Enjoy more books in the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler push, pull and slide range with titles based on all your favourite picture books including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale.

The Gruffalo Little Library

The Gruffalo Little Library

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/01/2022

Join all of your favourite characters from the deep dark wood and learn about colours, numbers, opposites and animals in these four fun board books based on the bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Perfect for young gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Little Library is part of an exciting range of books for toddlers, featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep preschool children entertained for hours. Also available in the My First Gruffalo series: The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book and The Gruffalo Puppet Book.

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/01/2022

The Gruffalo returns with his very own song to introduce a truly monster music session! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs Book and CD Pack contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze and Monkey Puzzle, as well as a number of fun-filled action songs. Brilliantly illustrated throughout by household name and star illustrator Axel Scheffler, each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio or enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along!

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/2021

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!

The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/12/2021

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo's Child. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the Number One bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture-book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again. . . and again! The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Gruffalo's Child: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Gruffalo's Child: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/12/2021

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this brilliant board book based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo's Child, and bring the story to life! One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Move the push, pull and slide mechanisms on every spread to find out. With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Gruffalo's Child: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book.

Superworm Finger Puppet Book - the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero ever!

Superworm Finger Puppet Book - the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero ever!

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2021

Meet Superworm - the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world! Put Superworm through his paces in this gorgeously interactive finger puppet book. Young children will love meeting Superworm and his minibeast friends and playing with the Superworm puppet in this fabulous new board book. Help Superworm stretch and wiggle, and copy him as he demonstrates how to be a superhero in this fun finger puppet format from superstar creators, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Soft finger puppet pops through the book, prompting children to interact with the pages Text based on the chorus of the bestselling book Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog Soon to be an on-screen adventure starring Matt Smith and Olivia Coleman Celebrating 10 years of Superworm in 2022

Freddy the Frog A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Freddy the Frog A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Campbell Books Format: Board book Release Date: 02/12/2021

Little ones can join in the fun with Freddy the Frog by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise down at the pond! Follow Freddy as he squelches in slime, races his friends and croaks all the day long! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Pip the Puppy, On the Farm, and In the Jungle.

The Smeds and the Smoos BB

The Smeds and the Smoos BB

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/12/2021

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. 'By a loobular lake on a far-off planet There lived a young Smed, and her name was Janet. Not far away, on a humplety hill, There lived a young Smoo by the name of Bill.' The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories.There's even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! Sturdy board pages with softly rounded corners are perfect for little ones With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this picture book from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator is literally out of this world! Friendship, love, adventure and togetherness are at the heart of this joyful story From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies,the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'Blast off with the most exciting book yet from the creator of The Gruffalo. Get ready for a wild and wonderful journey through space in a book that is perfect for reading together.' The Sun Collect the whole Scholastic picture book series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: Stick Man Superworm Tabby McTat The Highway Rat The Scarecrows' Wedding The Smeds and the Smoos Tiddler Ugly Five Zog Zog and the Flying Doctors Also available in paperback, board book, book and CD and early reader formats. Each title also has a sticker activity book with over 300 stickers and pages of activities for hours of extra fun.

In the Jungle A Push, Pull, Slide Book

In the Jungle A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2021

Little ones can join in the fun In the Jungle by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and counting all the animals! How many lazy lions are yawning? How many zebras are skipping? Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal books from the illustrator of The Gruffalo with On the Farm and Freddy the Frog.

On the Farm A Push, Pull, Slide Book

On the Farm A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2021

Little ones can join in the fun On the Farm by pulling out the sliders, jiggling the animals and making all the different noises! Quack along with the ducks, moo with the cows and neigh with the horses. Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal books from the illustrator of The Gruffalo with In the Jungle and Lizzy the Lamb.

Katie the Kitten A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Katie the Kitten A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Campbell Books Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2021

Little ones can join in the fun with Katie the Kitten by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise throughout the house. Follow Katie as she pounces, snoozes and meows all the night long! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Lizzy the Lamb, Pip the Puppy, and On the Farm.

The Gruffalo Sound Book

The Gruffalo Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2021

Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson's classic tale of The Gruffalo come alive! Listen to Snake hiss and Owl hoot! Hear Mouse's tummy rumble and the Gruffalo growl in this magical, interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Sound Book is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite . . . A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

The Noisy Farm Book A press-the-page sound book

The Noisy Farm Book A press-the-page sound book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 30/11/2021

Little ones will love joining in with all the farmyard fun! A crowing cockerel, a mooing cow and a quacking duck are just some of the animals making a racket down on Noisy Farm! With ten sounds to press, lots to spot and count and a rhyming story to share. The Noisy Farm Book is a gorgeous gift book young children will return to time and time again, with fantastic illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. Discover more noisy animal adventures from the illustrator of The Gruffalo, with The Noisy Jungle Book.

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2021

Created by star pairing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the Gruffalo is a familiar and much-loved figure in nurseries, schools and homes everywhere. Now he returns in his very own song to offer truly monster music sessions! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children, and this volume contains ten of her best-loved songs, sung by the author herself. These include The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as fun-filled action songs and energetic cumulative songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along with The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs!

Superworm Anniversary foiled edition PB

Superworm Anniversary foiled edition PB

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The wriggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a gorgeous foiled cover to celebrate his tenth anniversary! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan... Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! From the superstar creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog Soon to be an on-screen adventure starring Matt Smith and Olivia Coleman Celebrating 10 years of Superworm in 2022

My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 30/09/2021

Play with the soft, cuddly Gruffalo hand puppet as you read the fun story, based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Who's afraid of the Gruffalo? With this fantastic addition to the My First Gruffalo range, you can use your special Gruffalo hand puppet to scare away Fox, Owl and Snake as you read the interactive text. Then see if you are brave enough to scratch the Gruffalo's warty nose and tickle his prickles! Toddlers and young children will love meeting the Gruffalo, Mouse and the other animals in the deep dark wood in a playful new way in The Gruffalo Puppet Book, with a simple preschool story based on the original picture book and a fantastically detailed Gruffalo hand puppet.

Who's on the Broom? A Room on the Broom Book

Who's on the Broom? A Room on the Broom Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 16/09/2021

Celebrating 20 years of Room on the Broom! Lift the soft fabric flaps on every page to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom - perfect for little ones for Halloween! With soft fabric flaps which are easy to lift and help develop fine motor skills, this felt flaps book is perfect for sharing with even the youngest child. Join the witch and all her animal friends for a magical broomstick adventure in Who's on the Broom?: A Room on the Broom Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Enjoy more felt flap books with: Gruffalo, Where Are You?

Room on the Broom 20th Anniversary Edition

Room on the Broom 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

Celebrating 20 years of Room on the Broom! There's room on the broom for everyone, so come and join the fun with this special twentieth anniversary edition of the bestselling classic Room on the Broom, featuring the much-loved original story plus additional bonus content. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, there are plenty of friends around to help her out, and they all want a ride on the broom too. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal friends had better think fast! Room on the Broom 20th Anniversary Edition features the classic story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, as well as extra-special bonus content to celebrate the anniversary year. Perfect for little ones at Halloween!

Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale Board Book Gift Slipcase

Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale Board Book Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/09/2021

Celebrate 20 years of Room on the Broom, with this special gift slipcase edition of two much-loved classic stories from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. In Room on the Broom, join the witch and her animal friends on a broomstick adventure, and discover what happens when they encounter a greedy dragon! Then set sail around the world, past volcanoes and icebergs, and save the whale in The Snail and the Whale. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition, making the Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale Board Book Gift Slipcase the perfect gift to share with the whole family.

The Smeds and Smoos Early Reader

The Smeds and Smoos Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, now in an early reader format to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There's even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. Winner at the British Book Awards 2020 - Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world! From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2020. Praise for The Smeds and the Smoos: 'A book for our time.' BBC Radio 4 'Blast off with the most exciting book yet from the creator of The Gruffalo. Get ready for a wild and wonderful journey through space in a book that is perfect for reading together.' The Sun 'The Gruffalo team's own Jabberwocky, with rhyme and nonsense words but a happy ending, inventively illustrated by Scheffler.' The Times 'A timely tale of tolerance that's fun to read aloud.' Daily Express

Pip and Posy: The Birthday Party

Pip and Posy: The Birthday Party

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The much-acclaimed toddler book series by Camilla Reid and The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple, engaging and funny stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake and Sky in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness, sympathy - and resourcefulness - make everything better. In The Birthday Party, It's Posy's big day and she's delighted with Pip's present of a beautiful toy bus. The friends have fun with the bus, then play some energetic party games and, before long, it's time for the birthday tea. But just as Pip is carrying the magnificent birthday cake to the table, he trips over the bus and flies into the air - along with Posy's cake! All small children will enjoy finding out what happens next - and seeing how Pip and Posy make the best of a very, very sticky situation. A relatable story about navigating life's minor catastrophes! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Friendly Snail, The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Let's Find Superworm

Let's Find Superworm

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/08/2021

Julia Donaldson's favourite characters are now in gorgeous board books with lovely soft felt flaps for toddlers to lift and find fun things.Where has Superworm gone? Can you find him? Lift the colourful felt flaps in this fun chunky board book, perfect for small hands, until you find Superworm! While there is so much fun to be had, this board book will also help increase hand-eye co-ordination, develop speech and aid learning through repetition. Based on the bestselling book Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo. Story based on the chorus of the bestselling book Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog Superworm is soon to be a fabulous BBC TV production with superstar actors Matt Smith and Olivia Coleman Celebrating 10 years of Superworm in 2022

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Zoo

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Zoo

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/08/2021

Crazy creatures in this bonkers book of zany zoo animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross an alligator with a moose? It's an alligoose, of course! And how about a camel with a hippopotamus? Why, that's a camotamus! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously zany zoo animals! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Frozen, Minibeasts

Ca bhfuil mo Mham?

Ca bhfuil mo Mham?

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2021

The Scarecrows' Wedding Sticker Book

The Scarecrows' Wedding Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

Join in with the Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book The Scarecrows' Wedding, by the duo behind The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Can you complete the scenes with their puzzle stickers? Can you find all the things Betty and Harry need for their wedding? And what would be on your list if you were to get ready for an important day? Draw your own scarecrow, un-jumble words and match the pairs with this treasure trove of endless fun! Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the original book, this is the perfect companion activity book for fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Includes over 400 stickers Hours of fun are guaranteed with colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more! A must-have for fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's work Collect the whole sticker book series: Stick Man Superworm Tabby McTat The Highway Rat The Scarecrow's Wedding The Smeds and the Smoos Tiddler Zog Zog and the Flying Doctors From the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 Christmas 2021

Gryffalo, Y

Gryffalo, Y

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2021

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

Author: Carlo Collodi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2021

Pipi isn't like his four brothers or the other young monkeys living in the forest of Hullabaloo: he has bright-pink fur, a mischievous character and a rebellious streak that lands him into all sorts of scrapes. In this story, an expanded version of Collodi's original tale, we see him lose his tail to an ancient crocodile, end up as a valet to a young master, fall into the hands of flying bandits and become emperor of a tribe of apes. Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature, beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler and preserving all of Collodi's trademark wit and linguistic crispness, will delight and enthral a new generation of children.

On The Farm Sticker Activity Book

On The Farm Sticker Activity Book

Author: Campbell Books Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Axel Scheffler's On the Farm Sticker Activity Book is a perfect first sticker book for fans of noisy farm animals! Young children will have fun completing matching games, mazes, colouring-in and much more. With over 400 stickers, they will love decorating the pages with lots of fun characters! With illustrations from Axel Scheffler, bestselling illustrator of The Gruffalo, this sticker book is filled with lots of things to do and spot, keeping little ones occupied for hours.

Cat's Cookbook A new Tales from Acorn Wood story

Cat's Cookbook A new Tales from Acorn Wood story

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 29/04/2021

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Cat's Cookbook, a new story in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Cat wants to learn to cook. Will she find a book to help her in Acorn Library? Lift the flaps to find out, and then join Cat and all her friends for a special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Cat's Cookbook joins the first four stories in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood series, Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig, which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years.

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for children about the pandemic

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for children about the pandemic

Author: Kate (Managing Director) Wilson, Nia (Head of Design) Roberts, Elizabeth Jenner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

What is Covid, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book - now newly updated in print paperback for 2021 with the latest developments in vaccination and extra content about emotional wellbeing - helps answer these questions and many more. This new larger and expanded 32-page edition provides clear explanations about COVID-19 and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family's day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical, informative and reassuring resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. GBP1 from the sale of every copy of this book will be donated to NHS Charities together (with the remainder of the proceeds to cover print and distribution costs)

The Bedtime Bear 25th Anniversary Edition

The Bedtime Bear 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Board book Release Date: 18/03/2021

Celebrate 25 years of this much-loved bedtime adventure from Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler - with a fun rhyming story and a flap to lift on every page! Bedtime isn't bedtime without your favourite bear, and Tom's bear is on his way! In The Bedtime Bear: 25th Anniversary Edtion, join Bear on his adventures as he finds his way back to Tom, from cycling through the jungle with a tiger to hitching a lift with a sheep in a jeep! Featuring a laugh-out-loud story rhyming story from award-winning author, Ian Whybrow, and colourful, witty illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, this is a bedtime book with a difference! With a flap to lift on every page, children will love joining in the fun as they help Bear find his way home to Tom in time for bed. More Tom and Bear books: The Tickle Book and The Christmas Bear.

Brig-Ddyn

Brig-Ddyn

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2021

Lizzy the Lamb A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Lizzy the Lamb A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Campbell Books Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2021

Little ones can join in the fun with Lizzy the Lamb by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise down in the fields! Follow Lizzy as she leaps, bounces and baas all the day long! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler with Freddy the Frog, Pip the Puppy, and Katie the Kitten.

The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book

The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson, Little Wild Things Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Grab your wellies and head outdoors with this fun-filled activity book packed full of outdoor activities for children, including characters from four bestselling picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Based on much-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, and created by nature play specialists Little Wild Things, The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book is packed full of fun outdoor activities to encourage children and families to explore nature together. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips, the whole family can get involved! Includes activities based on: The Gruffalo, Monkey Puzzle, Room on the Broom and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. Enjoy more outdoor activities with The Snail and the Whale and Friends Outdoor Activity Book.

Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do Book

Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Packed with craft activities and over 200 stickers, the Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. Welcome to Acorn Wood! Come and meet Bear, Fox, Rabbit, Pig and all their friends in this fun craft book. Make your own woodland animal masks, create a fun hide-and-seek cup and ball game, and find out how to turn wooden spoons into brilliant animal puppets! Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap Tales from Acorn Wood stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Tiddler Sticker Book

The Tiddler Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Tiddler the tale-telling fish is ready for more amazing adventures in this sticker activity book, and this time you get to be part of them! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book Tiddler, by the much-loved dynamic duo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With colouring-in activities, stickers, dot to dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes and even word searches, there's plenty to keep Tiddler fans busy for hours on end. Don't forget to add your personal touch to each page, with over 600 stickers to choose from! Based on the much-loved classic book, guaranteed to keep fans entertained for hours With a variety of activities never seen before, this is the first of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's newly-branded activity books, with a fresh and graphic cover style

Let's Find Zog

Let's Find Zog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Julia Donaldson's favourite characters are now in gorgeous board books with lovely soft felt flaps for toddlers to lift and find fun things. Where has Zog the dragon gone? Is he flying in the sky? No, those are birds! Is he hiding in the castle? No, that's the king! Lift the colourful felt flaps in this fun chunky board book, perfect for small hands, until you find Zog the dragon! There is so much fun to be had. Based on the bestselling book Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors was screened for the first time on BBC1 on Christmas Day 2020 Julia & Axel's Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 in December 2021

Let's Find Stick Man

Let's Find Stick Man

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Julia Donaldson's favourite characters are now in gorgeous board books with lovely soft felt flaps for toddlers to lift and find fun things.Where has Stick Man gone? Can you find him? Lift the colourful felt flaps in this fun chunky board book, perfect for small hands, until you find Stick Man! While there is so much fun to be had, this board book will also help increase hand-eye co-ordination, develop speech and aid learning through repetition. Based on the bestselling book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo - both of which have been made into animated films and shown on BBC1. Julia's Zog, and it's sequel Zog and the Flying Doctors, have also been made into animated films which first screened on BBC1 on Christmas Day Superworm will debut on BBC1 December 2021

The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2020

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this brilliant board book based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo - and bring the story to life! Discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Move the magical push, pull and slide mechanisms on every spread to join in the fun. With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book.

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, The Gruffalo Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - perfect for journeys, rainy days and holidays. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Join in the fun with this brilliant sticker activity book, based on the bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 29/10/2020

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms in this brilliant board book to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale - and bring the story to life! What happens when a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale? Push and pull the tabs to see them head off on an amazing journey around the world, help the snail with her big plan to save the whale after disaster strikes and he is beached in a bay, and then slide out the big tab on the last page to watch them both travel safely away - hooray! With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book. Also available: Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

A cute little board book edition of this funny Christmas story for toddlers, from Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. The perfect stocking-filler! It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with tasty candy sticks, and beautiful biscuits, and a delicious-looking sugar star. But the strange thing is that every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . Oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming new Pip and Posy story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing! With many more titles in the series to collect, including: The Snowy Day, The Super Scooter and The Bedtime Frog.

The Ugly Five (BCD)

The Ugly Five (BCD)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The Ugly Five, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, is now available accompanied by an audio CD, featuring the story performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life. Children can listen to the full story with music, play The Ugly Five Listening Game and sing along to the brand new song, which was written by Julia Donaldson especially for this CD.

Wwsh ar y Brwsh

Wwsh ar y Brwsh

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems

Author: Gaby Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Christmas Poems is a festive collection of classic and modern poems, carols and songs which celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Collated by children's poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. O, the rising of the sun And the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir.

Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game

Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/09/2020

Welcome to Acorn Wood! Come and meet Bear, Pig, Fox, Rabbit and all their friends in this fun book and four-games-in-one card game gift set based on the bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game is a beautiful gift set which includes a set of 32 cards so you can play four brilliant games! Then read Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends, a first book about friendship that introduces the world of Acorn Wood. Join in the fun with all the friends from Acorn Wood as Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say Happy Birthday and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep. The large, chunky cards feature all the Acorn Wood characters and can be used to play four fun games including versions of Snap, Go Fish! and Matching Pairs, providing hours of fun for little ones and helping to develop key skills.

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Room on the Broom Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. Join them on their adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Snail and the Whale Book and Toy Gift Set

The Snail and the Whale Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/08/2020

Enjoy the adventures of the tiny snail and the great big grey-blue humpback whale with The Snail and the Whale: Book and Toy Gift Set. Including a mini gift hardback of the classic story and a cuddly whale toy, this is the perfect gift for Christmas! One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure has been brought to life on BBC One in an animation starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. Join in the adventure with this wonderful book and toy gift set which includes a mini gift hardback edition of the story and a cuddly whale plush - perfect to cuddle whilst reading!

Farmyard Friends: Gobbly Goat

Farmyard Friends: Gobbly Goat

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Gobbly Goat is ready for lunch! But what can he find that's yummy to munch? Join Gobbly in the farmyard on his quest to find a tasty morsel to eat. Other titles in the series include: Cuddly Cow, Higgly Hen and Portly Pig Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud.

Farmyard Friends: Cuddly Cow

Farmyard Friends: Cuddly Cow

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Cuddly Cow is ready for bed, but she can't get to sleep anywhere! As she visits her farmyard friends, will she find the perfect place to get a good night's rest? Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Higgly Hen and Portly Pig

An Garbhan Og

An Garbhan Og

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book

The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 23/07/2020

Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobby knees and tickle his purple prickles with this interactive touch and feel book based on the bestselling picture book. Perfect for young Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book is part of an exciting range of books for toddlers, featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep preschool children entertained for hours. Also available in the My First Gruffalo series: My First Gruffalo Little Library, The Gruffalo Puppet Book and Gruffalo Growl

The Stick Man Family Tree Recipe Book (HB)

The Stick Man Family Tree Recipe Book (HB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

A beautiful cookbook based on the best-selling Stick Man picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler! Children will love The Stick Man Cookbook, which features twenty-five recipes for the whole family to make and enjoy together. Learn how to make edible Christmas Tree Presents, Lettuce Sailing Boats, Sandcastle Cakes and much more! The recipes are specially designed for adults to use with children, and has step-by-step instructions and helpful hints, making it the perfect way for you to spend quality time with your child and show them just how much fun cooking and baking can be! sturdy hardback cover with a gloss finish for easy cleaning after spills white plastic spiral binding so the book lies flat on the kitchen worktop as you follow the recipe From the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Stick Man has been adapted into a popular animated film starring voices from Martin Freeman (Stick Man), Jennifer Saunders (Narrator), Sally Hawkins (Stick Lady), Russell Tovey (Dog) and Hugh Bonneville (Santa) Julia & Axel Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 in December 2021 Watch out for Julia & Axel's new book The Baddies coming in 2022

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. Wander into the heart of Acorn Wood and meet the animals who live there. Help Fox to find his missing socks, join Bear as he posts letters to his friends, help tired Rabbit go to sleep and play hide-and-seek with Pig and her friends. Join in the fun in this sticker activity book, based on the four bestselling preschool books in the Tales from Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Superworm Sticker Book

The Superworm Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Discover SUPERWORM with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 350 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2020

Crazy creatures in this bonkers book of mixed-up minibeasts from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a ladybird with a grasshopper? It's a ladybopper, of course! And how about a millipede with a stag beetle? Why, that's a millipeetle! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for creepy-crawly fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up minibeasts! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Frozen

Farmyard Friends: Portly Pig

Farmyard Friends: Portly Pig

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Portly Pig loves nothing more than being mucky! He sets off around the farm in search of a big muddy puddle, but what will he do when it starts to rain? Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Higgly Hen and Cuddly Cow

Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Cuddly Cow and Portly Pig Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud.

The Ugly Five Early Reader

The Ugly Five Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! Now available in an early reader format. Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Gruffalo, Where Are You? A Felt Flaps Book

Gruffalo, Where Are You? A Felt Flaps Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Lift the soft felt flaps on every page to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. With soft fabric flaps which are easy to lift and help develop fine motor skills, this felt flaps book is perfect for sharing with babies. Designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Gruffalo, Where Are You? is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Say Hello to the Gruffalo and Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?

The Noisy Jungle Book A press-the-page sound book

The Noisy Jungle Book A press-the-page sound book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy jungle fun! A munching giraffe, a roaring lion and a snuffling aardvark are just some of the animals making a racket down in the Noisy Jungle! With ten sounds to press, lots to spot and count and a rhyming story to share. The Noisy Jungle Book is a gorgeous gift book young children will return to time and time again, with fantastic artwork from Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Discover more noisy animal adventures with The Noisy Farm Book.

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do Book

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Packed with make and do activities and over 200 stickers, The Snail and the Whale Make and Do book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas. Join in their adventures with this fun craft book - make a penguin pencil pot, create a tropical erupting volcano and find out how to turn an empty shoebox into your very own underwater world! Based on the bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Monkey Puzzle Make and Do Book

Monkey Puzzle Make and Do Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Packed with craft activities and over 200 stickers, Monkey Puzzle Make and Do book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! Join in their adventures with this fun craft book - make your own jungle card game, create a pair of brilliant butterfly wings to wear, and find out lots of clever and creative ways to turn your handprints into your favourite jungle animals! Based on the bestselling picture book, Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Pip the Puppy A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Pip the Puppy A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 06/02/2020

Little ones can join in the fun with mischievous Pip the Puppy by pulling out the sliders and pushing up the tabs. Follow Pip out and about as he chases the cat, frightens the postman, and woofs all afternoon at the park! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with a gentle rhyming story, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Freddy the Frog, On the Farm and In the Jungle.

Rabbit's Nap

Rabbit's Nap

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this bestselling preschool classic, Rabbit's Nap by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear, Cat's Cookbook and Squirrel's Snowman.

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book is a great gift for any child -- ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas. Follow them on their adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Snail and the Whale is a brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure, brought to life on BBC One, starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg.

Fox's Socks

Fox's Socks

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this bestselling preschool classic, Fox's Socks by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Poor old Fox has lost his socks - can you help him find them? Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Rabbit's Nap, Hide-and-Seek Pig, Postman Bear, Cat's Cookbook and Squirrel's Snowman.

Postman Bear

Postman Bear

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this bestselling preschool classic, Postman Bear by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Bear is writing letters to his friends. But what could his letters be about? Lift the flaps and join Frog, Squirrel and Mole for Bear's special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig, Cat's Cookbook and Squirrel's Snowman.

Hide-and-Seek Pig

Hide-and-Seek Pig

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this bestselling preschool classic, Hide-and-Seek Pig by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Can you lift the flaps and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Postman Bear, Cat's Cookbook and Squirrel's Snowman.

The Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (PB)

The Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (PB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon, ZOG, is back, this time with STICKERS! This fantastic activity book is based on the bestselling book Zog and the Flying Doctors, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, which was made into an animated film and debuted on BBC1 Christmas Day 2000. This book is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, So, there's plenty to keep ZOG fans busy for hours. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2021.

Zog and the Flying Doctors Early Reader

Zog and the Flying Doctors Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. There's much to do, as they fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to cure him. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. From the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors was screened for the first time on BBC1 on Christmas Day 2020 Julia & Axel's Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 in December 2021

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

The funny and joyful picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. 'Morning had dawned on the African plain. The lion lay grooming his glorious mane. The kudu looked cool and the rhino looked fine. The bright pink flamingos looked simply divine. The zebra looked graceful; the leopard look great. Oh what a picture of beauty - but wait!' Who's that singing on the savannah? The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, this gorgeous picture book is a celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. Sturdy board pages with softly rounded corners are perfect for little ones A funny and comical picture book from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Full of fabulous animals! Celebrates being yourself, family and friendship From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'Evoke[s] the love between parents and children of every species' Guardian

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family. This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure has been brought to life on BBC One in an animation starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Christmas Tree, Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming and funny story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more! Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family. This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure has been brought to life on BBC One in an animation starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Join the Gruffalo's Child on a snowy adventure through the deep dark wood with this fun sticker book, packed full of activities, games and over 400 stickers! The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo's Child, from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book is perfect for rainy days, holidays and journeys, or a great gift for birthdays or Christmas!

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/09/2019

A special gift for young Gruffalo fans, this beautiful foiled slipcase contains board book editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child - perfect for celebrating twenty years of everyone's favourite character. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition with foil detailing, making The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Board Book Slipcase the perfect gift for Gruffalo fans, big and small! In The Gruffalo, wander into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Then join the brave Gruffalo's child one wild and windy night as she ventures out into the snow on a night-time adventure in The Gruffalo's Child.

The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/09/2019

Join in the Christmas fun with this great-value gift set containing a board book edition of the bestselling lift-the-flap book The Christmas Bear and a twenty-piece floor puzzle. When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents, poor Bear is left behind in the workshop! How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Lift the flaps to find out, as he chases Santa's sleigh through icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to Tom's cosy bedroom. With a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Christmas Bear is a Christmas book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set includes a lift-the-flap board book and a chunky twenty-piece floor puzzle making this the perfect Christmas gift for preschool children to enjoy.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/09/2019

Crazy creatures from frozen lands in this bonkers book of mixed-up animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It's a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that's a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up creatures from frozen lands! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Minibeasts

The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days, school holidays and of course, quiet time before bed. It's bedtime. But where's Bedtime Bear? He's having wacky adventures on his way to joining Tom for bedtime - from riding a bike with a tiger in the jungle to building a snowman with a lizard in a blizzard! Bedtime Bear finally arrives home for bathtime and bed, where Tom is delighted to see him. Follow Bedtime Bear on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Bedtime Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.

The Ugly Five Sticker Book

The Ugly Five Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Discover the UGLY FIVE with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. This sticker book is packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 in December 2021. A perfect gift for fans of Julia and Axel

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Calling all seaside explorers! Learn all about the natural world of the coast with spotter guides, activities, crafts and fun facts about the seaside and the animals that live there - plus over 200 stickers! Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale, this colourful trail book is a perfect way for even the youngest nature lovers to explore the fascinating world of the seaside. The Snail and the Whale Seaside Trail is a small handy size, perfect for trips to the seaside, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained either at the seaside or at home. This exciting trail book encourages children to stop, look, listen and learn about nature at the seaside in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of TABBY MCTAT with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2021. New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Say Hello to the Gruffalo

Say Hello to the Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2019

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Turn the satisfyingly chunky board pages and look through the peep-holes to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Say Hello to the Gruffalo is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?.

The Zog Sticker Book

The Zog Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon, ZOG, is back, this time with STICKERS! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This book is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and over 450 stickers! So, there's plenty to keep ZOG fans busy for hours. Zog, and it's sequel Zog and the Flying Doctors, have both been made into animated films which first screened on BBC1 on Christmas Day Superworm will debut on BBC1 December 2021

Zog and the Flying Doctors Book and CD

Zog and the Flying Doctors Book and CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. The book is now available accompanied by an audio CD, performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Children can listen to the full story with music, play The Flying Doctors Listening Game and sing along to the brand new Can Princesses Be Doctors song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson. This guaranteed bestseller from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man shows Julia and Axel at their sparkling best.

First Jungle Buggy Book

First Jungle Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Make your way around the jungle and name all the different animals as you go in this bright and colourful buggy board book, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Perfect for little ones out and about, with a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take First Jungle Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animal adventures in First Farm Buggy Book.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Everyone is friends in Acorn Wood! Tales from Acorn Wood is a bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Friends is a delightful introduction to the world of Acorn Wood. Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say Happy Birthday , and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep. A first book about friendship based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

The Highway Rat Sticker Book

The Highway Rat Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Join in with the Highway Rat's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book The Highway Rat, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Included in the book: over 400 stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the book, this is the perfect activity book for fans of The Highway Rat. From the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors was screened for the first time on BBC1 on Christmas Day 2020 Julia & Axel's Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 in December 2021

Roar with Zog

Roar with Zog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2018

From the bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog comes this fabulous interactive sound book. Help Zog learn his lessons at dragon school by using his star as a detachable wand. Hover the wand over the star symbol on each page to activate a different sound on every spread so children can roar, fly and cheer along with Zog. A really fun way for children to relive the lessons Zog learns at school how to roar how to fly breathe fire capture a princess study board book pages that are easy for little hands to turn the star wand presses out from the cover and can be popped back in when finished plastic sleeve keeping the wand in place there have been two Zog animated films which premiered on BBC1 over Christmas

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Undefined Release Date: 04/10/2018

With a set of nine cute picture blocks and a cute board book edition of Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon, this book and block play pack is the perfect gift for little Pip and Posy fans! This little cardboard carry case, with a cord handle, has nine cardboad jigsaw blocks with six different Pip and Posy picture scenes to put together. Plus a board book edition of one of Pip and Posy's classic toddler adventures! Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun... but sometimes, just like any other toddlers, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon, Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again! A charming story for anyone who loves balloons and bubbles from the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler.

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Christmas Tree, Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming and funny story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition board book

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition board book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

The magical adventurous picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Zog and Stick Man. 'Meet the Flying Doctors - a dragon, knight and girl. Their names are Gadabout the Great, and Zog, and Princess Pearl.' Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to cure him. Sturdy board pages with softly rounded corners are perfect for little ones A fabulous picture book about dragons, knights and princesses from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator The sequel to the much-loved Zog is also a stand-alone story Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Bravery, kindness, friendship and perseverance are at the heart of this heartwarming story Zog and the Flying Doctors has been adapted into a popular animated film starring voices from Sir Lenny Henry (Narrator), Hugh Skinner (Zog), Patsy Ferran (Princess Pearl) and Rob Brydon (The King). Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the Lennon and McCartney of children's publishing' Sunday Times

Zog Christmas

Zog Christmas

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? A wonderfully funny story from the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1. This edition has a shiny gold foil cover - marking its 10th anniversary in 2019. Zog and the Flying Doctors will be shown on BBC1 in December 2020. 'The Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler dream team returns' Independent on Sunday 'My six-year-old loved it' Evening Standard

The Room on the Broom Play

The Room on the Broom Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Now everyone can join the witch and her cat for a magical adventure with this fun and accessible playscript, adapted by the author from the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom. The Room on the Broom Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind, with a clear layout and colour-coding for each character, perfect for helping children to follow their lines and join in the action! The book also contains a hints and tips section, which includes helpful advice on staging the play and ideas for props. There are also ideas for themed Room on the Broom activities. With Axel Scheffler's bright and characterful illustrations and Julia Donaldson's hilarious and witty rhyming playscript, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD

The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 04/10/2018

Join the Gruffalo's Child as she searches for the mysterious Big Bad Mouse, soar through the sky with the witch and her animal friends, travel the world with the little snail and the humpback whale and enjoy the world inside a book with Charlie Cook! The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD is brilliantly performed by Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey and Josie Lawrence. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total CD running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at bedtime or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Listen and enjoy all the stories included on one CD: The Gruffalo's Child Room on the Broom The Snail and the Whale Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

The Room on the Broom Cookbook is jam-packed with spellbindingly delicious treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all inspired by the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make your own cheese wands, creepy crawly crackers, roasted dragon or even witch and chips. With twenty-three recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The Room on the Broom Cookbook is a great way to inspire an interest in cooking and baking. Treat your friends with homemade fruity magic potion smoothies, bake some delicious party treats and wow everyone with the showstopping horrible beast cake. Packed full of magical recipes, this cookbook is perfect for holidays, rainy days or celebrating Room on the Broom day with a Halloween party!

Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

Author: Melanie von Bismarck Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Molly loves to listen to her dad's bedtime stories. Once upon a time, he says, everyone was green, squirrels sang in choirs, tiny people lived in Aunt Elsie's pot plant and of course, rabbits could fly . . . but can all this really be true? Molly thinks her dad's just being silly as usual, but no-one's bedtime stories are as good as his. So cuddle up on the sofa and pick one of these fourteen fantastically funny stories to read together before bed. Which one will be your favourite? Melanie von Bismarck's brilliant collection of short stories is cleverly translated from the German by David Henry Wilson, author of the Jeremy James series, and is brought to life by the warm, witty and richly detailed pictures by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a jacket, extra-thick paper, and a special ribbon to mark your place in the book, Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories makes a great present - truly a gift book to treasure.

Hamilton's Hats

Hamilton's Hats

Author: Martine Oborne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Hamilton the Pig loves hats. He has big hats, small hats, floppy hats and feathery hats. He has so many hats that his mum is worried he is a very vain little pig. Little does she know that Hamilton's favourite hats are about to teach him some very important lessons . . . What will Hamilton do when he meets a cheeky giraffe, a hungry crocodile and some mischievous monkeys who each want to keep one of his hats for themselves? Hamilton's Hats is Martine Oborne's delightfully funny story with a warm message about sharing, perfectly complemented by wonderfully witty illustrations from Axel Scheffler, the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

The funny and joyful picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. 'Morning had dawned on the African plain. The lion lay grooming his glorious mane. The kudu looked cool and the rhino looked fine. The bright pink flamingos looked simply divine. The zebra looked graceful; the leopard look great. Oh what a picture of beauty - but wait!' Who's that singing on the savannah? The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, this gorgeous picture book is a celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift for toddlers A funny and comical picture book from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Full of fabulous animals! Celebrates being yourself, family and friendship From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'Evoke[s] the love between parents and children of every species' Guardian

Superworm Sticker Activity Book

Superworm Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Everyone's favourite superhero is back - and now you can join in the fun too! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book SUPERWORM, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep Superworm fans busy for hours. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2021. New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Stick Man Sticker Book

Stick Man Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! A fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed for the four seasons, this is the perfect all-year-round activity book for STICK MAN fans. This book is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, So, there's plenty to keep Julia Donaldson fans busy for hours. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2021. Join in the fun with this sticker book based on the modern classic picture book about family, courage and adventure from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator duo

Smart Girls Forever

Smart Girls Forever

Author: Mr Robert Leeson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The feisty heroines of these six folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART! The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world. Natasha from Russia is full of comical fantasies but can still outwit the devil; Yamuna from India has eyes like the sun a mind to match; English Marian ... well, she wants to be an outlaw like Robin Hood!

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The New Friend, Pip and Posy are having a fun day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool - he has lots of amazing toys AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a . . . PARTY! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Join Charlie Cook and all the characters from his favourite books in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. There's a pirate, a ghost, a hungry crocodile and more! Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.

A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book

A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Join the little old lady and her animal friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.

Smart Girls

Smart Girls

Author: Mr Robert Leeson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

The feisty heroines of these five folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART! The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world and can outwit anyone - a crafty king, a mean old farmer, an angry squire and even a ghost!

Idle Jack

Idle Jack

Author: Mr Robert Leeson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

A delightfully funny story with a folk-tale flavour, with illustrations by internationally acclaimed illustrator Axel Scheffler. Idle he may be, but Jack's no fool! Somehow he always manages to come out on top, whether its becoming star pupil, going out to work, attending his own funeral or finding himself suitor to a princess! With elements from many classic popular stories, Idle Jack's tale is perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Dick King-Smith. Jack may be the sleepiest boy in the world, but his adventures will keep you wide awake with laughter!

The Scarecrows' Wedding Early Reader

The Scarecrows' Wedding Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

The Scarecrows' Wedding is the bestselling picture book from superstar duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. A fabulous love story, full of drama, humour and originality; it tells the story of two scarecrows as they plan ... the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet The wedding that no one will ever forget . Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay know just what they need for the perfect wedding day: a goose-feather dress; two wedding rings and lots of pink flowers! But as they search the farm to find everything on their list, things don't quite go to plan and the scarecrows' special day is almost ruined by wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake. The perfect gift for children learning how to read - using one of their favourite picture books! Collect the whole series: Stick Man Superworm Tabby McTat The Highway Rat The Scarecrow's Wedding The Smeds and the Smoos Tiddler Zog Zog and the Flying Doctors From the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 Christmas 2021

The Highway Rat Christmas

The Highway Rat Christmas

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? This edition has shiny purple foil on the cover - released to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018. A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman' The Highway Rat is now a gorgeous animated film produced by Magic Light and was screened on BBC1 Christmas Day 2017. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have also been made into animated films by Magic Light and shown on BBC1 over Christmas. Zog and the Flying Doctors will show on BBC1 in December 2020.

Stick Man Tenth Anniversary Edition

Stick Man Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A fabulous foiled edition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of STICK MAN by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree? A wonderfully funny story from the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm will debut as an animation on BBC1 Christmas 2021 This perfect gift book is a journey through the seasons with a gloriously festive Christmas Eve ending

Fish Dream of Trees

Fish Dream of Trees

Author: Frantz Wittkamp Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Axel Scheffler's delightful artwork brings to life these playful and easily accessible poems by Frantz Wittkamp, wonderfully adapted from German to English by national treasure Roger McGough. There are lions and tigers and mice galore, not to mention a whole host of other bizarre and loveable creatures in this fully colour illustrated collection of short poems. Each four-line poem conjures a new scene or concept and their short length combined with the colourful detailed artwork makes this book ideal for introducing poetry to the very young. Ranging from the curious to the witty, the touching to the joyful, and all exquisitely illustrated by award-winning Axel Scheffler, Fish Dream of Trees is the perfect book of poetry to share with children young and old. A beautiful hardback with jacket covered in shiny gold details, Fish Dream of Trees makes an excellent gift.

The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book

The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! - Now you can join in the fun 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' This fantastic new activity book is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book The Highway Rat. Packed with stickers, colouring and puzzles, there's plenty to keep Highway Rat fans busy for hours. Included in the book: over 70 reusable stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more! A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman' From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will debut on BBC1 in December 2021.

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Board book Release Date: 03/08/2017

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Bedtime Frog, Posy goes for a sleepover at Pip's house. The friends have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes - Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do - That's the wrong frog! Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The New Friend - and many more!

The Gruffalo and Other Stories

The Gruffalo and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 13/07/2017

Your favourite Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler stories, read aloud by stars Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey. Go 'Grrrr . . .' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total CD running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Stories: A Squash and a Squeeze Monkey Puzzle The Gruffalo The Smartest Giant in Town

Tabby McTat Gift-edition

Tabby McTat Gift-edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/05/2017

The heart-warming picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. Me, you and the old guitar. How perfectly, perfectly happy we are. MEEE-EW and the old guitar. How PURRRR-fectly happy we are! Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? Sturdy board pages with softly rounded corners are perfect for little ones A heartwarming and charming story from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Friendship and loyalty are at the heart of this story Perfect for cat lovers! From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'Absolutely purr-fect' The Times

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The New Friend, Pip and Posy are having a fun day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool - he has lots of amazing toys AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a . . . PARTY! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

The Highway Rat Gift Edition

The Highway Rat Gift Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

The rollicking adventurous picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? Sturdy board pages with softly rounded corners are perfect for little ones A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Adventure, friendship and learning to be kind are at the heart of this story The Highway Rat has been adapted into a popular animated film starring voices from David Tennant (Highway Rat), Nina Sosanya (Duck), Rob Brydon (Horse), Tom Hollander (Squirrel) and Frances de la Tour (Rabbit) Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'A classic picture book ... great to read aloud' BBC Radio 4

Tiddler Gift-ed

Tiddler Gift-ed

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2017

The funny and fabulous rhyming picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... ' Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early But on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me. Oh, no, he didn't. OH, YES, HE DID. ' Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! Every day he tells a tall tale. But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid? And who will believe him when he really does get captured in a net? Sturdy board pages with softly rounded corners are perfect for little ones The fabulously funny bestseller from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot The ideal gift for children starting school Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift for toddlers From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films Superworm is on BBC1 Christmas 2021 with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Superworm Early Reader

Superworm Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, SUPERWORM, is now available in an appealing read-alone format. Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan... This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. The fabulously funny bestseller from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Friendship, bravery, teamwork and everyday heroism are at the heart of this story

The Orkney Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Orkney Scots

The Orkney Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Orkney Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

The Gruffalo said 'Noo, listen tae me -- Nivver go oot in that cowld, snowy trees!' But wan snowy night the Gruffalo's Bairn ignores whit her fither has tellt her an tiptoes oot intae the cowld. Eftir aal, there's no such thing as the Muckle Mad Moose ...is there? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Simon Hall's Orkney version of The Gruffalo is now followed by The Orkney Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Orkney and with Orcadian speakers wherever they bide.

The Glasgow Gruffalo The Gruffalo in Glaswegian

The Glasgow Gruffalo The Gruffalo in Glaswegian

Author: Julia Donaldson, Elaine C Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

A gallus moose taen a dauner through a scary big wood. A fox clocked the moose an the moose looked good. Moan intae the scary big wood an funnoot whit the score wiz, when the wee gallus moose squared uptae an auld owl, a sleekit snake an a ginormous gruffalo...Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Glaswegian! Translated by Elaine C. Smith and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster is now a modern classic, and will enchant children for years to come.

Thi Dundee Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Dundee Scots

Thi Dundee Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Dundee Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

Thi Gruffalo waarned as ee shak ees haid, Dinnae set fut in thi daip derk waid! But ane caald nicht when thi Gruffalo's ehs are shut, thi Gruffalo's Bairn daandirs oot intae thi snaa. Eftir aa, aabody kens there's nae sitch thing as thi Heefin Hackit Moosie...eh no? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Matthew Fitt's Dundonian version of The Gruffalo is now followed by Thi Dundee Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Dundee and with Dundonian speakers wherever they bide.

The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Doric Scots

The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Doric Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

The Gruffalo quo, Ye'll dae as I bid -- Niver set fit in the deep derk wid. Bit ae snawy nicht the Gruffalo's Bairn ignores fit her faither has tellt her an tip-taes oot intae the cauld. Eftir aa, there's nae sic thing as the Muckle Coorse Moose...is there? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Sheena Blackhall's Doric version of The Gruffalo is now followed by The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in the North-East and with Doric speakers wherever they bide.

The Tiddler Sound Book

The Tiddler Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book is brought to life as a glorious sound book with ten exciting sounds. Press the buttons to play the sounds as you read along with the story. Every day, Tiddler is late for school, and every day he has another tall tale for his teacher. But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid? And who will believe him when he really does get captured in a net? A wonderfully funny story from the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo and ZOG, which have both been made into animated films shown on BBC1 The fabulously funny bestseller from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Superworm is on BBC1 Christmas 2021 with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. JULIA DONALDSON SOUND BOOKS Roar With Zog Stick Man Sound Book Tiddler Sound Book

The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book

The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! A fabulous drawing and colouring activity book based on the bestselling book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with drawing and colouring activities themed for the four seasons, this is the perfect all-year-round activity book for Stick Man fans. Filled with plenty of activities for pre-schoolers to keep Julia Donaldson fans busy for hours. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2021. New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy craft session indoors.

The Horror Handbook

The Horror Handbook

Author: Paul van Loon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

What happens to a vampire when he dies? How does somebody become a werewolf? How can you protect yourself from witches? All of these questions and more are answered in this book, which will finally give you all the information you ever wanted to know about ghosts, zombies, monsters and all kinds of creepy-crawly creatures that give us the heebie-jeebies. Full of tips, anecdotes and trivia - and delightfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler - Paul van Loon's Horror Handbook is a fun and fascinating reference book for all fans of scary stories and things that go bump in the night.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 04/08/2016

What do you get if you cross a snake with a cat? It's a cake, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that's a tortish! A very silly but absolutely engaging book that will charm the whole family.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! The bestselling book is now available with a high-quality audio CD, brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. The CD contains the full story with music, The Scarecrows' Wedding Listening Game and the brand-new Scarecrows' Wedding Song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

Superworm

Superworm

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Meet the wiggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world in the funny picture book by the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Super-long and super-strong, Superworm is always on hand to help animals and insects in need. From rescuing Baby Toad from a busy road or fishing Beetle out of a well - do not fear, Superworm is here! But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by the wicked Wizard Lizard and Crow? Luckily, all of Superworm's friends have a cunning plan... Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift for toddlers The fabulously funny bestseller from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Friendship, bravery, teamwork and everyday heroism are at the heart of this story From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films Superworm is on BBC1 Christmas 2021 with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

The rollicking adventurous picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift for toddlers A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot Adventure, friendship and learning to be kind are at the heart of this story The Highway Rat has been adapted into a popular animated film starring voices from David Tennant (Highway Rat), Nina Sosanya (Duck), Rob Brydon (Horse), Tom Hollander (Squirrel) and Frances de la Tour (Rabbit) Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow) New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 'A classic picture book ... great to read aloud' BBC Radio 4

The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack

The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/06/2016

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This is a special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Smartest Giant in Town. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack

A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/06/2016

''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.'' Visit the farm in this special book and CD edition of the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze, the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.

The Tickle Book

The Tickle Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Board book Release Date: 16/06/2016

Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures, but watch out - you might get tickled too! This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text by Ian Whybrow that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, The Tickle Book has a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Bedtime Bear and The Christmas Bear.

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/06/2016

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Room on the Broom, a very funny story of quick wits and friendship from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress and comedienne Josie Lawrence, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack

Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/06/2016

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Monkey Puzzle. I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack

The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/06/2016

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Snail and the Whale, a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/06/2016

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo. A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting

Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 10/03/2016

Learn to count with all your favourite characters from Acorn Wood in Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting a first book of numbers based on the bestselling toddler series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One pig playing hide-and-seek. Two socks that Fox has lost. Three letters for Bear to deliver. And four mice keeping Rabbit awake. Join in the fun in Acorn Wood as you learn to count from one to ten. Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Rabbit's Nap.

Zog Gift Edition Board Book

Zog Gift Edition Board Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/03/2016

The bestselling picture book, ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is now available as a sturdy board book with a hardback cover. Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book

Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Poor Monkey has lost his mum! Join him and Butterfly as they search for her and meet lots of jungle animals along the way in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling Monkey Puzzle. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book comes from the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Sound-Button Stories: Gobbly Goat

Sound-Button Stories: Gobbly Goat

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 04/02/2016

An Axel Scheffler sound button book with a friendly, rhyming farmyard tale Gobbly Goat is ready for lunch! But what can he find that's yummy to munch? Join Gobbly in the farmyard on his quest to find a tasty morsel to eat. Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Gobbly's noisy bleating on every page. Press the button once to start the sound, press it again to stop it. Other titles in the series include: Higgly Hen, Cuddly Cow, Portly Pig

Sound-Button Stories: Higgly Hen

Sound-Button Stories: Higgly Hen

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 04/02/2016

An Axel Scheffler sound button book with a friendly, rhyming farmyard tale Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Higgly's noisy clucking on every page. Press the button once to start the sound, press it again to stop it. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Cuddly Cow, Portly Pig

The Highway Rat Early Reader

The Highway Rat Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Highway Rat, is now available in a read-alone full-colour novel format. Teach your child to read with their favourite Julia Donaldson! 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Then he meets his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck. A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman'. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures a pocket-book format with an extra-clear font and layout to support children who are gaining confidence in reading The Highway Rat premiered as an animation on BBC Christmas 2017

The Shetland Gruffalo

The Shetland Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson, Laureen Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2015

Now Available in Shetlandic Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Shetlandic Scots! Translated by Laureen Johnson and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. Ida hert o a forest deep an dark, a perrie broon moose guid oot for a waak. Noo, Tod da fox tinks, Dat's juist whit A'm wantin! A'll glaep up dat moose, for A'm juist black fantin. Come a perrie bit farder untae da deep, dark forest, an fin oot whit happens when da fly perrie moose comes face ta face wi Kattyugl da owl, a sliddery snake an a hungry gruffalo...

The Dundee Gruffalo

The Dundee Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2015

Now Available in Dundonian Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Dundonian Scots! Translated by Matthew Fitt and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. A moosie taen a daandir throo thi daip, derk waid. A tod saa that moosie an that moosie looked gaid. Come a buttie further intil thi daip, derk waid, an find oot whut happens whin thi clivver moosie comes faiss ti faiss wi a hoolit, a snake an a gruffalo whaa's stervin ...

The Orkney Gruffalo

The Orkney Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2015

Now Available in Orcadian Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Orcadian Scots! Translated by Simon W. Hall and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. A moose teuk a dander through the grimly trees. A fox saw a moose an thowt, You'll feed me. Come a peedie bit further intae the grimly trees an find oot whit happens when the sleekit moose comes nose wae a cattie-face, a snek an a hungry gruffalo ...

Reiver Rat The Highway Rat in Scots

Reiver Rat The Highway Rat in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Gie's yer bridies and bannocks, Yer puddens and teacakes tae! For I am the Rat, the Reiver Rat, And whitiver I want I'll hae. Caw cannie when the Reiver Rat's aboot. He ll pauchle yer scran...and yer hert! In this brilliant new Scots translation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic tale, find out what happens to the swashbuckling Reiver Rat who steals everyone s food at the point of a sword.

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2015

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Scary Monster, Posy is happily baking cakes when a hairy monster appears at her door! Poor Posy, she feels quite alarmed - until she notices that it's not a real monster after all, but Pip dressed in a very silly costume. A funny, not-very-scary story for the very young, with gentle lessons about being brave and taking turns. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Bedtime Frog, Posy goes for a sleepover at Pip's house. The friends have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes - Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do - That's the wrong frog! Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The New Friend - and many more!

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

The much-acclaimed toddler brand from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 A special, large-format board book to develop vocabulary and observational skills. Join Pip and Posy as they have fun in the park, nibble on some snacks, play with their train set, and share a bath at the end of the day. With busy scenes and a 'Can you find these things?' panel at the bottom of each spread - to encourage the reader to spot the objects within the scenes - this book will keep very youngest of readers occupied for hours. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Explore the deep sea and the wide world with a tiny snail and a great big whale! This must-have sticker book for fans of The Snail and the Whale is packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers. Perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book is a great gift for any child. From the award-winning Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

ZOG Early Reader

ZOG Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, ZOG, is now available in an appealing read-alone format. Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess? This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy craft session indoors.

Room on the Broom in Scots

Room on the Broom in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

The witch had a cat And an awfie lang hat, And gingery hair That she pit in a plait. Hoo the cat purred And hoo the witch grinned As they sat on their bizzum And fleed through the wind. But hoo the witch peenged And the cat fuffed and aw When the wind wis sae wild That the hat blew awa. 'Doon!' cried the witch, And they fleed tae the grund. They riped and they reenged But nae hat could be fund. Then oot fae the bushes (and this is the truth) There breeshled a dug Wi the hat in his mooth...Room on the Broom is probably Julia Donaldson's best-loved picture book after The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. Following the huge success of these two titles in their Scots language versions, Room on the Broom in Scots is sure to be another big hit with Scottish mums, dads and bairns.

Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog

Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/06/2014

Pip is a pup with a very loud bark, He scares all the cats when he strolls through the park! Freddy's a frog with goggly eyes, He's small and fat and loves catching flies. Pip and Freddy are two lively creatures who love to make noise and have fun. The rhyming stories in Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler - with lots of details that children will love to spot. Also available in the series: Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb.

Superworm Book & CD

Superworm Book & CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a high-quality audio CD. Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton, the CD contains the full story with music, the Superworm Listening Game and the brand new Superworm song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

The Grunts all at Sea

The Grunts all at Sea

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

The second in the hilarious series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. And he can't tell anyone more than that, not even his lovely wife, Mrs Grunt, because there will be people trying to snatch the POGI and so the POGI must be transported in secret. It's an exciting adventure, but what interests Mr Grunt most are the silver coins he's been promised at the end of it. The Grunts' stolen son, Sunny, has a few questions. Who is the big-earringed cyclist? Why does the POGI have to wear a barrel all the time? Is Rodders Lasenby a lovely person or simply the rudest man on the planet? And how long will it be before they find themselves All At Sea?

The Gruffalo Play

The Gruffalo Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

The Gruffalo is an internationally bestselling picture book, a popular stage show, a BAFTA and Oscar-nominated animation - and now the story has been adapted into a fun and accessible play script by Julia Donaldson. Ideal for children to use as a school play or at home, The Gruffalo Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind. A clear layout and colour-coding for each character will help children to follow their lines and join the action with ease. The book also contains a hints and tips section which includes helpful advice on staging the play and performing it with larger groups. There are ideas too for themed make-and-do Gruffalo activities, as well as stage make-up for Gruffalo and Mouse! And of course no production of The Gruffalo Play would be complete without the lyrics and music for beloved Gruffalo Song. With Axel Scheffler's fun illustrations, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

Tabby McTat (Early Reader)

Tabby McTat (Early Reader)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2013

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's purr-fect picture book is now available in an appealing read-alone format. Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, but in a pocket-book format, and with a clearer font and layout to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Scary Monster, Posy is happily baking cakes when a hairy monster appears at her door! Poor Posy, she feels quite alarmed - until she notices that it's not a real monster after all, but Pip dressed in a very silly costume. A funny, not-very-scary story for the very young, with gentle lessons about being brave and taking turns. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Bedtime Frog, Posy goes for a sleepover at Pip's house. The friends have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes - Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do - That's the wrong frog! Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The New Friend - and many more!

The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book

The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book is a bumper activity book based on the bestselling story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With forty-eight pages stuffed full of things to make, do, and colour in, games to play and puzzles to solve, plus over two hundred reusable stickers, there's plenty to keep Gruffalo fans busy for hours. It's perfect for rainy days, holidays - or any day at all! A compilation of favourite activities, including: colouring, games, spot the difference, recipes, deep dark wood decorations, a Gruffalo Snap card game, a monster-sized sticker scene - and much more!

Gruffalo's Wean

Gruffalo's Wean

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

The Gruffalo said it wid come tae nae guid If a gruffalo roamed in the deep mirk widd. How no, how no? Because, hae nae doot, The Muckle Mad Moose will find ye oot. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Wean ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Muckle Mad Moose doesn't really exist...does he? When Itchy Coo's Scots version of The Gruffalo was published in 2012 it immediately became a Scottish children's bestseller. Now, in the same format and using the same rich Scots vocabulary that has thrilled thousands of readers, the sequel is here. The Gruffalo books are among the most popular children's titles ever published, and James Robertson's Scots translations of them capture their warmth and excitement while adding a special Scottish dimension that weans and grown-ups alike just love.

Katie the Kitten Buggy Book

Katie the Kitten Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2013

Katie's a kitten with sleek, shiny fur, She has sparkly eyes and a lovely, deep purr. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, Katie the Kitten Buggy Book has a fun rhyming story and a noisy meow-meow sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in the Noisy Buggy Buddies series: Pip the Puppy, Freddy the Frog and Lizzy the Lamb.

Stick Man Early Reader

Stick Man Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

A heartwarming rhyming tale of family, courage and adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo, now available in this fantastic read-alone format. Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree in time for Christmas? A wonderfully funny story from the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Superworm will debut as an animation on BBC1 Christmas 2021 Early Reader edition containing the complete classic story and pictures in a pocket-book format with clearer typeface and layout to support children gaining confidence with their reading.

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 11/10/2012

Created by star picture-book pairing Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson the Gruffalo's Child returns with her very own song to introduce a truly monster musical session! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author and the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo's Child, Nut Tree and The World Inside a Book, as well as a number of other fun-filled action songs, all of which have been wonderfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. This pack also includes a CD. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia's live performances.

Highway Rat

Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the authors of 'The Gruffalo' and 'Zog'.

Gruffalo in Scots

Gruffalo in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2012

The Gruffalo now available for the first time in Scots. Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Scots. Translated by James Robertson and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo has been approved by Julia Donaldson and will delight both children and adults alike. A moose took a dauner through the deep, mirk widd. A tod saw the moose and the moose looked guid. Come a wee bit further intae the deep, mirk widd, and find oot whit happens when the sleekit moose comes face tae face wi a hoolet, a snake and a hungry gruffalo...

The Gruffalo Latin Edition

The Gruffalo Latin Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2012

An ancient twist on the award-winning story of The Gruffalo, in which a clever little mouse outwits the creatures of the deep dark wood, is the perfect picture book, loved by children and adults the world over. This Latin edition of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved tale is set in forty-six elegiac couplets, the translation drawing on the language and style of the classical poets to brilliantly capture the rhythm and mischievous spirit of the original story.

Tiddler Reader

Tiddler Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

The fabulous fishy adventure by the creators of 'The Gruffalo' is now available in this fantastic read-alone format. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, but in a pocket-book format, and with a clearer typeface and layout to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. 'Tiddler is picture-book perfection.' The Independent on Sunday

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2011

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Scary Monster, Posy is happily baking cakes when a hairy monster appears at her door! Poor Posy, she feels quite alarmed - until she notices that it's not a real monster after all, but Pip dressed in a very silly costume. A funny, not-very-scary story for the very young, with gentle lessons about being brave and taking turns. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Author: T. S. Eliot Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2011

Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber & Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981 Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history.

Zog

Zog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? This is a wonderfully funny new story from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man .

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2011

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter, Posy snatches Pip's scooter and tries to ride it. Unfortunately, it's harder than it looks and she falls off, giving herself a nasty cut. Though Pip was very cross, he comes running to help Posy in her moment of need, giving her a plaster for her sore knee. Posy apologises to Pip, and together they build a sandcastle in the sandpit, where it's nice and soft. There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Little Puddle, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2011

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Little Puddle, Pip comes to play at Posy's house. The friends have such a fun time playing that Pip forgets he needs to go to the loo, and soon there's a little puddle on the floor. But everyone has accidents sometimes, so Posy mops it up, and lends him some clothes. The next time Pip needs a wee, he does it in the potty all by himself. There are loads of titles to collect . . .The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2010

Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? A heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty - and kittens! 'Our five\-year-old gave it the thumbs up, and that's about the best endorsement you can get.' News of the World

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Big Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2010

Celebrate the joy of books with the entertaining Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! Perfect for classroom use, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Big Book is an extra-large edition.

Stick Man Book & CD

Stick Man Book & CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2010

Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Join Stick Man on his troublesome journey back to the family tree. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's magical story is accompanied by a fun-filled audio CD: includes full story with music, the Stick Man Song (plus instrumental version) and a readalong version of the story with musical page turns.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2010

One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the much-loved sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling phenomenon, The Gruffalo.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2010

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon? Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's instantly recognisable, lively illustrations will captivate children in Room on the Broom - a much-loved tale of quick wits and friendship.

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 24/11/2009

One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the award-winning team behind The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Stick Man

Stick Man

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

'Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three'. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Join Stick Man on his troublesome journey back to the family tree.

The Gruffalo's Child Big Book

The Gruffalo's Child Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2009

One dark night the Gruffalo's Child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The perfect companion to The Gruffalo Big Book; Julia Donaldson's rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's vibrant illustrations will delight little Gruffalo fans! The Gruffalo's Child Big Book includes bonus activities ideal for classroom use.

Axel Scheffler's Pocket Library

Axel Scheffler's Pocket Library

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/04/2009

The Axel Scheffler Pocket Library is a gorgeous set of four small board books stored in a handy slipcase, perfect for little hands! Young children will love to join in with Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb, Katie the Kitten and Freddy the Frog for lots of animal fun! With rhyming text and delightful illustrations from award-winning The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler, little ones will be entertained for hours!

The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book

The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2009

This great-value activity book is packed with games and puzzles based on the bestselling picture book. Includes colouring-in, join-the-dots, word puzzles and more. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book even contains over 40 reusable stickers and a sticker scene - hours of fun!

Tiddler

Tiddler

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me. Oh, no, he didn't. OH, YES, HE DID. Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next?

The Smartest Giant in Town Big Book

The Smartest Giant in Town Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. George has always wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So one day, when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look. With smart trousers, a smart shirt, a stripy tie and shiny shoes, George is a new giant. But on his way home he meets all sorts of animals who desperately need his help . . . and his clothes! Perfect for classroom use, The Smartest Giant in Town Big Book is a giant-sized edition of The Smartest Giant in Town and includes activity ideas, and words and music for the Smartest Giant Song.

The Snail and the Whale Big Book

The Snail and the Whale Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2007

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! Perfect for classroom use, The Snail and the Whale Big Book is a whale-sized edition of The Snail and the Whale, and includes activity ideas, and words and music for the Snail and the Whale Song.

A Squash and a Squeeze Big Book

A Squash and a Squeeze Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2007

Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze. Visit the farm in the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze, the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A little old lady lives all by herself but she's not happy - her house is just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! Perfect for classroom use, A Squash and a Squeeze Big Book is an extra-large edition which includes activity ideas and words and music for the Squash and a Squeeze Song.

The Gruffalo's Child Jigsaw Book

The Gruffalo's Child Jigsaw Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/10/2006

One dark night the Gruffalo's Child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Children will have hours of fun assembling six favourite scenes from the best-selling book, and reading the original story.

Room on the Broom and Other Songs

Room on the Broom and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/10/2006

As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. This volume includes nine of her best-loved songs. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio or enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. All nine songs are sung by the author. Now everyone can sing along!

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/09/2006

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again! Read aloud by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton this audio CD will have children captivated.

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book! Charlie Cook's Favourite Book is entertaining and original - another winner from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the best picture book team in the world.

Tales From Acorn Wood Three lift-the-flap stories

Tales From Acorn Wood Three lift-the-flap stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2006

This large-format gift book contains three of the popular TALES FROM ACORN WOOD stories: POSTMAN BEAR, HIDE-AND-SEEK PIG and RABBIT'S NAP. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, this collection will delight parents and toddlers alike. From the award-winning creators of THE GRUFFALO.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2005

One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the much-loved sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling phenomenon, The Gruffalo.

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/05/2005

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon? Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack features Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling and brilliantly funny story of quick wits and friendship - perfect for reading aloud, along with the audio.

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/09/2004

I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Read by actress Imelda Staunton, Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2004

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again! Also available by the bestselling picture book partnership: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/09/2004

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! Read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, it will delight all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/09/2004

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! The Smartest Giant in Town audio CD, read by actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, brings to life the friendly giant and all the little animals!

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/07/2004

''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.'' Visit the farm in the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze, the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! A Squash and a Squeeze audio CD is read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, bringing to life all the farmyard animals!

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/05/2004

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. Children will be captivated by Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse read aloud by comedienne Josie Lawrence.

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2003

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day!

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2003

George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! All children will love The Smartest Giant in Town, a funny and warm-hearted tale from the creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Room on the Broom Big Book

Room on the Broom Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2003

A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, The Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast! Ideal for use in the classroom, Room on the Broom Big Book is a very funny story perfect for reading aloud. Children will be captivated by Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's spectacular illustrations.

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2003

Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze. Visit the farm in the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze, the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A little old lady lives all by herself but she's not happy - her house is just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels!

Monkey Puzzle Big Book

Monkey Puzzle Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2002

I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle Big Book is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The big book format is perfect for use in the classroom or reading to groups

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 20/09/2002

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. Read by Imelda Staunton, this audio CD brings to life the animals that live in the deep, dark wood . . .

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2002

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon? Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship and will captivate children with Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's spectacular illustrations.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2001

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast! Children will be captivated by Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's spectacular illustrations.

The Gruffalo Big Book

The Gruffalo Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2000

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! Perfect for classroom use, The Gruffalo Big Book is an extra-large edition which includes activity ideas, and words and music for The Gruffalo song.

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2000

Can butterfly help little monkey find his mum? Yes, finally, but only after a lot of trial and error as butterfly misunderstands monkey's descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals. Monkey Puzzle is a charming jungle tale with the hallmark rhyming text of Julia Donaldson and lively illustrations of Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2000

I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/1999

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo ...

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