Julia Donaldson Story Collection 10 Books In Blue Bag - Paperback - Age 5-7
Julia Donaldson has left a great and significant mark in the world of children books, her personality and style has entertained children throughout the past few decades, Donaldson had published her first piece of work in 1993 and her books are commonly seen to be in collaboration with Illustrator Axel Scheffler. One of the most influential and well known works is called The Gruffalo, this gave Donaldson massive exposure and success and had made Donaldson an important author in the world of children publishing, most especially in England. Julia Donaldson was born in 1948 in London, raised in Hampstead and from a very young age, she had always had the urge to produce creative works and this was made obvious when she would write shows and perform ballet and come up with new choreograph with her sister.
About Julia Donaldson and The Gruffalo
In 1995, Donaldson created the iconic The Gruffalo story just a few years after her writing debut. The Gruffalo was based on a Chinese tale which was then adapted into a new children's story with helpful educational areas to help kids learn in a fun way. Donaldson wanted to focus on rhyming words with the “O” sound, and the origin of the name Gruffalo was actually a combination of the name buffalo and the sound “Grr”. The Gruffalo was then translated into more than 40 languages, selling over 10 million copies and even turned into an animation film in 2009. So far, Donaldson has released more than 140 titles in her career and some of these amazing masterpieces include Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Giant and the Joneses and The Princess and the Wizard.
The transformation from Donaldson’s work into life is when her perfect partner in publishing Axel Scheffler puts the written pieces together and creates beautiful artwork with Scheffler’s own unique twist to it. Doanldson’s writing is always fun and exciting but with the help of Scheffler, the story truly comes to life and is able to touch the hearts of children more closely. Oftentimes, children books are written to teach a lesson, whether it’s morals or about empathy, many kids books have an underlying message which can help kids learn and mature as they read. With the case of Donaldson and her work, she focuses on producing a great and memorable story which kids can love and remember. Donaldson tries to make each tale something special, something new and unique which can be loved by all around the world, at the same time teaching children a thing or two. Visit our authors category and bestsellers category for more great titles.
Julia Donaldson is an extraordinary author of children stories, prior to Donaldson releasing her first book, she was in fact singer / songwriter for children shows. The song Squash and a Squeeze was then changed into a book with pictures in 1993, during this time she actually collaborated with the amazing illustrator Axel Scheffler, 6 years later Donaldson published the famous The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson has made a strong impact in the world of children's publishing, being a Children’s Laureate between the years of 2011 and 2013. Julia Donaldson has written over a massive amount of books of more than 180, some of which includes the Songbirds books as part of the Oxford Reading Tree series.
Did you know that The Gruffalo is one of the most well known and outstanding books Donaldson has ever produced, this title has been translated into over 43 languages! So far, Julia Donaldson has been one of the most successful authors of picture books and kids books, having sold more than 65 million titles in the world. Her iconic titles include Room on the Broom, Stick Man, What The Ladybird Heard and The Giant Jumperee. The Gruffalo has won several fantastic awards which includes: 1999 Nestle Smarties Book Prize, 2000 Blue Peter Best Book to Read Aloud, 2001 Experian Big Three Award, 2002 Spoken Book Awards, Children Audio of the Year. Julia Donaldson are among one of our most loved authors on our Books 2 Door website, be sure to visit our authors and picture books categories for more wonderful books.
Titles in This Set
- The Gruffalo
- The Gruffalo's Child
- The Snail and the Whale
- Room on the Broom
- A Squash and a Squeeze
- Cave Baby
- The Paper Dolls
- Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
- The Smartest Giant In Town
- Tyrannosaurus Drip
The Snail and the Whale
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!
Room on the Broom
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!
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?
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!
The Paper Dolls
A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens . . .
Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . .
A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?
A Squash and a Squeeze
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!
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!
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
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!