Barrington Stoke Little Gems: Julia Donaldson Pair

A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Explore a jungle garden and a house of slithering snakes in two brilliantly witty short stories by the current Children’s Laureate. Join Elmo and his sister as they venture through a jungle to rescue Grandma from their nasty neighbour. Next, laugh aloud at the chaos that ensues when Doris the snake escapes at the pet sanctuary. Is she about to gobble the guinea pigs up? These comical short novels are part of the new Little Gems series from Barrington Stoke, designed to improve reading development and catch those who are falling behind. Wonderfully illustrated and full of fun, they will delight confident readers while holding out a helping hand to those in need of extra support.

Suitable for ages 5-10 with a reading age of 6+.

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    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.


    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.

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    Hannah won the Cambridgeshire Picture Book Award in 2009 for Evil Weasel, and was also the illustrator of The Great Hamster Massacre which won the 2010 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

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