Julia Donaldson Story Collection 10 Picture Books - Age 5-7 - Paperback
Julia Donaldson Collection
Julia Donaldson’s iconic characters along with Axel Scheffler's beautifully illustrations have become a staple item on all children’s bookshelves for many years. These heartwarming classics are perfect for bedtime stories or a great way to encourage children to read aloud with you. Each page contains illustrations and short sentences making them easy to follow and engaging.
This boxset contains 10 classic Julia Donaldson books including the famous Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child. TV adaptations have been made of some of her books including the previously mentioned Gruffalo but also Zog, Stick Man, Highway Rat and Room on the Broom. More and more of her works are being adapted into screens for children to enjoy, making this set the perfect accompaniment. For more books by Julia Donaldson take a look at our Julia Donaldson Collection and for more books illustrated in the same style, we have an Axel Scheffler Collection you can browse.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson was born in Hampstead, London and studied French and Drama at Bristol University. Whilst at university she would write songs and plays and perform them in the street with her friends. By 1971 she got a job at a publishing house whilst being an active part of Bristol Street theatre at the weekends, where the group would regularly perform in playgrounds in underprivileged housing estates.
To this day Donaldson continues to write children's books ever since The Gruffalo was first published in 1999. While a lot of her books are available in the majority of bookshops, she has a lot of books aimed at school use including Julia Donaldson’s Songbird Phonics and her Time to Read Collection.
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
From the Publisher:
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!
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 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 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!