Julia Donaldson Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

Julia Donaldson -
(37) 3 years +

Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has won a reputation as one of the best-loved picture book authors around with her ability to spin humorous and memorable stories from simple, rhyming text that children aged 2 and over love learning off by heart. This fantastic collection brings together ten of the Donaldson's best books, from sweet stories accompanied by Anna Currey's old fashioned artwork like Rosie's Hat to brilliant rhyming adventures illustrated by Nick Sharratt such as One Mole Digging a Hole, as well as her famous collaborations with Axel Scheffler, including The Gruffalo!

Titles in this collection

  • One Mole Digging a Hole - Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt (25x25cm)
  • Rosie's Hat - Julia Donaldson & Anna Currey (25x25cm)
  • The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (27x21.5cm)
  • A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (27x21.5cm)
  • One Ted Falls Out of Bed - Julia Donaldson & Anna Currey (25x25cm)
  • Hippo has A Hat - Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt (25x25cm)
  • Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose - Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt (25x25cm)
  • Tyrannosaurus Drip - Julia Donaldson & David Roberts (30x23.5cm)
  • The Troll - Julia Donaldson & David Roberts (30x23.5cm)
  • The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (27x21.5cm)

Book Details

  • Product code: JULI
  • ISBN: 9780230748620
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Collection
  • Dimensions: 0.0cm x 0.0cm
  • Pages: Varies
  • Book points: 9

Customer Ratings


Customer Reviews

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Excellent Value! -

I ordered these books for my 16-month-old nephew for Christmas and they will make the perfect gift. I ordered these on Thursday and they were delivered to me by Saturday which was fantastic! The books are an ideal size for him to hold himself and the pictures are nice and bright. The only bad thing I could say is that the pages are a little thin so you would have to be careful that they don't get ripped. I am sure that they will bring him great pleasure for years to come!

Emma, 05/11/2012

Excellent Book Package -

This really is a fantastic collection of books and such a great price to match! My daughter (2.5 years) loves all of the stories included. An absolute bargain.

Rachel, 01/11/2012

Amazing collection -

This is a fab collection of books and it's amazing value. The collection has some books aimed at very young children and some for the slightly older ones. Saying that my two-year-old will happily sit and go through and be read all of these books. The real winner is of course The Gruffalo but The Troll, A Squash and a Squeeze, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Sartest Giant in Town are all brilliant too. Let's face it, you can't go wrong with any Julia Donaldson story!

Camilla, 08/10/2012

Great books, pity about the packaging -

10 fantastic books for various ages. Only let down is the plastic bag they come in... Not great to have around kids.

Sarah, 05/10/2012

Some not-so-good books -

I have read The Gruffalo before buying this set and loved it. However when I got the set of Julia D. books there are 4 that are not up to the standard I expected after reading the Gruffalo. The other books are great. Still good price for 10 books.

Romy, 05/10/2012

"Fantastic set of books!" -

Bought these books last year for Christmas and we still read them now! Brilliant books.

Kerannwil, 19/09/2012

"Fantastic" -

My daughter is a HUGE fan of Julia Donaldson, and even though I bought this pack over a year ago, the books are still firm favorites, and are constantly re read. My 7 year old enjoys reading them to her sister too. Price and quality are excellent.

Angela, 31/08/2012

"Interesting stories" -

Good for young kids. This is the second time I buy them, one for my 3-year old kid and the second time as a gift to my friend's daughters.

Sally, 31/07/2012

"Bargain!" -

I would agree with other reviewers that about 50% of these books are picture books with few words, aimed at younger children 18 months and onwards. However, I would disagree with those that say the quality is not good. In my opinion the quality (including the paper) is what you would expect from any book store - excellent. I am REALLY pleased with this set. Like others we own a small collection of Julia Donaldson books already, my children are 3 and 5, so I have put aside The Troll, Tyranosaurus Drip and The Smartest GIant aside for them. The others will be used as gifts and party bags for younger children. These would be the perfect set to buy (or give as a gift) if you have a baby or very young child and you are looking to start a good collection of books. Depending on the child, they could easily sit and listen to the more simple books from 12 months in my opinion.

Merry, 26/07/2012

"Amazing value for money!!" -

I received my books VERY quickly and still cannot get over the price I paid. I genuinely thought they were second-hand because of how cheap they are so to get brand new books to my door so quickly was very good!! Thank you Book People... putting in my next order ...Oh and about the books - my daughter loves them! she is 2 going on 3.

Shani, 21/07/2012

"Great read for whole family" -

My children all love Julia's books, faves being Room on the Broom, and The Gruffalo. I bought these last Christmas, and they have been read and re-read over and over, each night I read at least two, and although I'm bored, and know each word (as do my children) they never tire of any of her books. I would recommend all her books to all ages. Mine are 1, 2, 4 and 7, and they all love them.

Nikita, 15/07/2012

"Great book set" -

It is really good book set for little kids!

Madison, 11/07/2012

"Brilliant buy!" -

I bought these books for my daughter's 2nd birthday and she loves them, especially the Gruffalo! Great value for money! We read a different story every night and I look forward to it just as much as she does!

Becki, 30/06/2012

"Fantastic Value" -

Really happy with these books, great value for money.

Sam, 02/06/2012

"Excellent" -


Andy, 12/12/2011

"Fab" -

Books are great, a good mix of story books and picture books with few words. Good for my son who likes to talk about the pictures rather than listen to the story.Only downside is the courier was terrible, totally useless when it came to delivering to my house. Had to go collect them.

Stacey, 01/11/2011

"Delighted" -

I am delighted with this set of books! My daughter will love them come Christmas time and I'll be giving some away to her friends as gifts as well.Great value and great books!

Beth, 26/10/2011

"Fantastic" -

Bought these for my 3yr old, she loves them, very value for money, lost count how many times we have read them.

CJ, 25/10/2011


Ordered these books for my 4 year old daughter, she absolutely loves each and every one. I'm looking now to buy more for her.

Rebecca, 21/10/2011

"Absolutely fantastic" -

I purchased three of these sets, one for my 2 year old son and the others for party bags and I was extremely impressed with the books. In the first instance they are fantastic value for money. Secondly, it contains enough variety to keep him interested. The stories are brilliant and engaging and the illustrations are colourful and facilitate further discussion and teaching/learning opportunities. I noted some reviewers stated their disappointment with the quality. We looked at the same titles in Waterstones and observed no obvious difference in the quality. If they are of slightly inferior quality this is a small price to pay for the opportunity to expose all children to good quality literature and learning offered by the children's laureate, regardless of parental budget. Thank you to the Book People and well done on this set.

Michelle, 18/10/2011

"Great Value!" -

The saving on these books is absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to see my friends children's faces at Christmas when they receive these as gifts.Excellent value for money as you can either give them as a whole or split them down as I will be doing.Highly recommended for large families as there is a book to suit every child.

Jenni, 07/10/2011

"Slightly Disappointing" -

Fantastic if you don't already own many Julia Donaldson books or your kids are very young. Be wary if you do. I bought this collection even though we have half of the books thinking it was still good value for the books we didn't already own and we would use the "doublers" as presents. Unfortunately the books we don't have are no where near as good as the classics and the slightly poor paper quality compared to single copies means the "doublers" won't make great presents.

Emma, 15/09/2011

"Good for mixed ages" -

All the books are good but it is worth noting that at least half of them are for very young children with just a couple of words on each page and more about fun pictures than a true story. I bought the pack for my four year old who loves the Gruffalo, Tabby McTat, Tiddler and Stick Man (all Julia Donaldson). I had thought the whole pack would be at about this level. However, for older pre-school children there are only four books aimed at their age group, the others are better for much younger children (18-24m or so).

Annie, 13/09/2011

"Great books and great value" -

A wonderful and great value selection of paperback books. My daughter loves reading these stories with me at bedtime and I cannot recommend them enough.

D D, 13/09/2011

"Wonderful" -

Great for grandchildren, thank you.

Rosaleen, 24/08/2011

"Brilliant!" -

My 19 month old loves all of these books and so do I! She always chooses one from this set every bed time. Lovely stories to share at any time of the day, a fantastic value set that would make a perfect gift.

Cat, 17/08/2011

"Great at taking child's attention" -

Absolutely funny and my granddaughter is gripped by them, always hoots of laughter and fantastic enjoyment. Great illustrations.

Maggie, 19/07/2011

"WOW, love this set!" -

This is the best set of books ever, my 2 year old loves them and I love reading them to him. Am now looking to buy more books from JD. Buy this set, you will NOT be disappointed.

Kaz, 18/06/2011

"Fantastic value, fantastic books" -

This is a great collection of Julia Donaldson books, had a few of the books already that my daughter loves getting read to her at bedtime. Worth paying £9.99 for this fantastic collection of books that Mummy and Keira love.

Carol-Anne Kane, 06/06/2011

"Great Value" -

Wonderful stories, great value, I bought them for party bags and one set for my son.

Lorraine Graham, 17/05/2011

"Fantastic deal" -

Great as a party bag filler or for keeping in cupboard to give as birthday presents - fantastic value and such beautiful books! A real favourite!

Anon, 16/05/2011

"Donaldson delights" -

I purchased this collection for my two toddler children, after having read the Gruffalo thousands of times. I love it! What a superb choice. Only wished I had purchased more for fantastic birthday presents. What a gift these would have been. Please please please can we have some more sets.

Mc charles, 10/01/2011

"Fab collection" -

A lovely set of books. I am a year R teacher and have bought them for my nephew who will begin school next year. A great range of illustrations to accompany the upbeat stories written by Julia Donaldson. Highly recommended.

Kate, 10/11/2010

"Great books" -

These stories and illustrations are all fantastic. I was a little disappointed that the books were not the quality I was expecting - not the same quality as if the books were bought individually. This is because the front pages were not laminated. Nontheless, overall good value for money and the quality doesn't take away from the great stories.

Lucy, 08/11/2010

"Amazing Collection, Amazing Price!" -

You can't beat the books in this set and at the special price of £9.99 you can't miss out! It's less than a £1 a book and each book is well worth the full RRP. I bought this for the 7 books we didn't already have and I am very pleased with the set. Fast delivery too!

Mrs C Day, 08/11/2010

"Good deal" -

What a great selection of books! Mole Digging a Hole is fab for counting, we have a lots of fun with this one. Already have a few of Julia Donaldson and I think that this collection adds to it greatly. Love them!

debbiewoods, 01/11/2010

"Boys and girls will love this collection" -

Which one to read first?! Each story book is greatly enhanced by bold colours and intriguing artwork. The plastic wallet arrived damaged but the books were protected.

M Y Nield, 25/10/2010