A Squash and a Squeeze

The first ever funny rhyme by the world-famous creators of The Gruffalo. The book where it all started! But how will this daft story end…? The old lady’s house is poky and small. Gosh, what a squash! What a squeeze! But with a cow on the table, a goat on the bed and a pig in the larder munching her bread… not to mention a big flapping hen, can she make her house feel big and empty again? A hoot of a story, bursting with comic energy and with a feelgood lesson tucked inside. Squash up and enjoy!

  • The first story by the star team behind The Gruffalo
  • A laugh-aloud rhyming classic full of animal antics
  • Julia and Axel are the UK’s top picture book team
  • Valuable message about appreciating what you have

“My readers collapsed in heaps, and then had to have it read again. And again.” Vivian French, Guardian

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Recent reviews

  • loved it

    How can they fit . Hee

    22 March 2014

  • loved it

    best book ever

    9 March 2014

  • This is about a lady whos animals trash her house.

    9 March 2014

  • CBC

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    loved it

    We liked the pig because he was funny.

    We liked the chicken because it flew out the window.

    We liked the cow because it was too big for the house.

    27 February 2014

  • This book is a squash and a squeeze. well this book a got a lot of UGH GET OUT OF MY HOUSE ad this book is really,really amazing.

    9 January 2014

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Authors

  • Julia donaldson t 160

    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Axel scheffler t 163

    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.

    Awards

    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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