A Squash and a Squeeze

by

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Reading Age: 6+

Interest level: 3+

by

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Julia Donaldson's first ever picture book is the story of an anxious little old lady, whose house is just too small - but when she asks a wise old man for help, he suggests a rather strange solution to her problems.

 

Pairing Donaldson's jaunty rhyming text and charming, witty illustrations by Axel Scheffler, it's no surprise that this delightful picture book has become a classic. This beautiful edition of a much-loved favourite has been published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book, and contains extra material, including some of Scheffler's first sketches for the illustrations, and some background about how the book came about from both Scheffler and Donaldson.

 

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

About the authors

  • Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of today's most popular writers. Her bestselling titles include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. Although she is best-known for her picture books, Julia also writes longer novels, plays and songs. She lives in Glasgow and spends a lot of time on stage performing her brilliant sell-out singalong shows!

     

    Julia Donaldson is the Children's Laureate 2011-13.

     

    http://www.juliadonaldson.co.uk
    © Alex Rumford
    © Alex Rumford
  • Axel Scheffler

    Axel was born in Hamburg, Germany. At school he was good at art, but didn't think of a career in illustration until he won a cuddly purple cow in a drawing competition. He moved to England in 1982 to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art, and then set up home in London.

     

    He was the illustrator for Julia Donaldson's first picture book, A Squash and a Squeeze - the start of a hugely successful partnership. Their bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold millions of copies. His books have been translated into 42 languages.

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