A Squash and a Squeeze

It launched Julia’s name, it’s 20 years old and it has a cow dancing a jig. Gotta like it. This special anniversary edition includes unseen drawings from Axel’s sketchbook and a new foreword by Julia herself. The old lady’s house is poky and small. Gosh, what a squash. What a squeeze. A cow on the table, a goat on the bed, and a pig in the larder munching the bread. Not to mention a big flapping hen. Will this house ever feel empty again? The very first story that Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler ever created together. The start of an epic partnership: the place where The Gruffalo began.

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Recent reviews

  • This is really funny!

    8 March 2014

  • okay

    I liked this book because the lady puts all her animals in her farm house and all the animals start to mess up the house

    4 March 2014

  • liked it

    it is funny

    25 April 2013

  • loved it

    Good best I have red

    1 April 2013

  • Read this to my 3 year old cousin, he loved every single word

    8 March 2013

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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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