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
"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! 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'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.
Gorgeous mini gift editions of STICK MAN, TABBY MCTAT and THE HIGHWAY RAT, in an irresistible presentation slipcase. All three classic stories are written in Julia Donaldson's fabulous rhyme and illustrated by the inimitable Axel Scheffler, of GRUFFALO fame. Praise for these three wonderful books: STICK MAN: "You'll read this book again and again." Daily Mail TABBY MCTAT: "Absolutely purr-fect" The Times THE HIGHWAY RAT: "a classic picture book . . . great to read aloud" Radio 4's Front Row
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. This volume 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. 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!
A set containing board book editions of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child 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 the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo... This sturdy board book edition of the bestselling modern classic is perfect for even the youngest child. The Gruffalo's Child 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 returns with her very own songs to introduce a truly monster musical session! This volume 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.
A circular tale, in which each new book character is reading about the next, begins and ends with Charlie Cook. By the creators of The Gruffalo. Reprint.
Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo this summer! Learn all about nature with this colourful spotter's guide, packed with fun outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family.This handily sized activity book is suitable for even the youngest nature lovers and Gruffalo fans, and is full of great activities that are based around engaging with nature and the outside world. It's about stopping, seeing, listening and collecting in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum for Years 4 and 5.Look out for other seasonal Gruffalo Explorer titles!
An illustrated collection of lyrics for twenty-three original children's songs including fun-filled action rhymes, Aesop's fables, and songs based on well-known picture books.
Read by Julian Clary, this is a fantastic CD collection of much-loved stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.Make all the farmyard noises with the little ladybird and her friends, rhyme along with the Rhyming Rabbit, help Crab find a brand new shell and see if Princess Eliza can escape from the Wizard. These fun stories are brought to life on CD by Alexander Armstrong, Julian Clary, Imelda Staunton and David Tennant. Including the What the Ladybird Heard song, music and sound effects and with a total running time of 46 minutes, What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is a wonderful collection to listen to in the car or at home.Stories:What the Ladybird HeardSharing a ShellThe Rhyming RabbitThe Princess and the Wizard
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.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!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.This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking 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.
From the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Quick! Hide all your goodies! The Highway Rat's coming, and he's going to steal your snacks... He takes clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay! Can no one stop him? The creators of Stick Man and A Gold Star For Zog stand and deliver this fabulous new story of a wickedly loveable villain who gets his just deserts.
A showstopping quirky gift book for budding magicians, filled with mind-blowing removable magic tricks. Prepare to be amazed!Elliot is mad about magic. Completely and utterly mad. It's all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all he dreams about! And it's not surprising, because magic is in Elliot's blood. His great grandfather had once been known as The Greatest Magician in the World and Elliot is desperate to follow in his footsteps. But it's tricky when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there's no one around to teach you. But all that's about to change when Elliot discovers a long lost letter from his great grandfather and embarks on a magical adventure that could change his life forever! Be bamboozled by the Mind-Reading Pants Trick, or wowed with the Disappearing Object Trick! Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson, and illustrated by the bestselling Garry Parsons, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story, a cast of personality-packed magicians and everything you need to perform seven jaw-dropping magic tricks. Abracadabra!
Warm and charming little gem bestseller, now available with full colour illustrations. a perfectly pitched story for early readers from the former children's laureate and master of the market.A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Elmo and his sister love playing in the jungle house next door. That is, until mean old Mr Birdsnest moves in. But when it appears that Mr Birdsnest has kidnapped the children's grandma they must sneak back in to rescue her. A delightful and cleverly written story.
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 set of four bold, bright board books, now available in a miniature slipcase.
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! Charlie Cook's Favourite Book is both entertaining and original - a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. 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, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.
Gives an introduction to classical music. Suitable for young children aged 5-7 years, this title asks readers to think about the different places in which we might hear music, whether it is in a concert hall, or just on television. They are then introduced to a selection of famous composers including Mozart and Beethoven.