Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
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    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

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  • The Cook and the King - Hardback - 9781509813773 - Julia Donaldson
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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Tyrannosaurus Drip illustrator David Roberts come together with a royal feast of a read for toddlers - The Cook and the King.

    Told in flowing, rhyming text, the funny story follows a fussy king who's always hungry but no cook is deemed good enough for him... Until Wobbly Bob comes along!

    Wobbly Bob is scared of everything - from catching fish to digging for potatoes. How will he convince the king to give him a job in his kitchen.
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
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    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

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    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
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    Children's books superstar Julia Donaldson retells a trio of charming tales from across the world, in a stunning first independent read.

    A king hides a terrible secret under his crown; a marvellous dream inspires an epic journey; and a clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories.

    An appealing book specially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Peter Bailey.
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    Toddlers will love heading over to Acorn Wood in this romping, rhyming riot of a book that finds Rabbit unable to get to sleep. With its familiar themes, we reckon Rabbit's Nap will quickly become a bedtime favourite for all the family.

    From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning author-and-illustrator team behind the Gruffalo, this anniversary edition lift-the-flap board book is full of funny, rhyming text.

    Children will love seeing who is responsible for each noise that is keeping Rabbit awake by lifting the flaps. The handy size makes this a book ideal for taking away on long journeys as well.
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    From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, kids will love joining the fun in Acorn Wood in this little book!

    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 have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years.
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    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! Entertaining and original another winner from the best picture book team in the world.
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    The Gruffalo's Child is the sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning book, The Gruffalo. This board book version of the rhyming classic will captivate the attention of babies and toddlers from 1+.

    The Gruffalo's child is a naughty mini-version of her dad, who is tempted into the deep, dark woods in search of the big, bad mouse she's heard so much about. This story is a treat both to read and listen to!
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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson's What the Ladybird Heard is a witty and noisy picture book that is perfect for parents and children who love to practise farmyard impressions.

    This picture book has bouncy, rhyming text and there are glittering ladybirds to spot on every page. Be prepared to moo, baa and cluck your way through the pages.

    A fantastic rhyming book about two crafty robbers and one crime-busting ladybird for children aged 3 and over.
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    The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is a delight to read aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
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    A Treasury of Songs contains the words for 20 of Julia Donaldon's songs inspired by the likes of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

    The book comes with a CD of Julia performing the songs herself - many of which will be familiar to children if they have been lucky enough to see Julia perform in person.

    Some of the songs and rhymes even have actions to carry out.
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    Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE!" When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flee He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree! But who is the Giant Jumperee? A new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.
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    Julia Donaldson's Jack and the Flumflum Tree is lots of fun to read aloud as well as great fun to listen to. Combining quirky illustrations by David Roberts and lots of crazy nonsense words that are sure to make your youngster chortle, Jack and the Flumflum Tree is another Julia Donaldson classic!
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    With a tantalising mixture of magic, charm and adventure, Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls is a book sure to appeal to young children aged 3 and over. Beautifully illustrated by 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-nominated Rebecca Cobb, it tells the story of a string of paper dolls and their wonderful adventures.

    When the dolls head through the house and out into the garden, they manage to escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and avoid the frightening jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then they have to face up to a real pair of scissors... Full of imagination and easy-to-read rhythmical text, this is a heart-warming read, just perfect for sharing. A real Red House favourite!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    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, now available in paperback. 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 curehim. This guaranteed bestseller from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man shows Julia and Axel at their sparkling best.
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
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    A little old lady thinks her house is a squash and a squeeze, but with the advice of a wise old man and the help of a few farmyard animals, she soon discovers that it's not as small as she thought. Perfect for classroom use, this extra-large edition includes activity ideas, and words and music for the "Squash and a Squeeze Song".
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    This snail may be small, but she's determined to see the world so she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. It's an unlikely partnership, but when the whale gets into difficulties he discovers just how good a friend a snail can be ...Perfect for classroom use, this whale-sized edition includes activity ideas, and words and music for the Snail and the Whale Song.
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    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
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    "I've lost my mum!" "Hush, little monkey, don't cry, I'll help you find her," said butterfly. But somehow butterfly keeps getting it wrong. Will monkey ever find his mum?
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    More in the exciting Gruffalo baby and toddler series from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, featuring all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood.

    Learn about colours, numbers, opposites and animals with this fabulous set of four bold, bright board books, now available in a miniature slipcase.

    A perfect gift for young Gruffalo fans!
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    A rhyming story about a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies he invents tales about a fantastical creature called the gruffalo. Then one day he meets a real gruffalo.