Shuffle and Squelch

If you love rhythm and rhyme, you’ll adore Shuffle and Squelch: a lusciously loud book of verse by the author of The Gruffalo. Are you ready to make some noise? Get ready to shuffle, squelch, clatter and patter through this book’s pages, as you gallop like a horse or dance in the summer sun. From wellies to window cleaners, guinea pigs to pizza, these funny poems pretty much capture all of life. (Especially its LOUD bits!) The perfect place to start reading and laughing out loud, with some extra help from Nick Sharratt’s snazzy artwork.

  • Witty read-aloud rhymes by the author of The Gruffalo
  • Picture book format with colour artwork by Nick Sharratt
  • Funny everyday themes that children instantly smile at
  • Julia Donaldson’s poetry books include Wriggle and Roar

Please note: this book contains selected poems from “Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum” in a colour picture book format.

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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.

  • Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite illustrators, with over 100 books to his name.


    Nick has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A Cheese and Tomato Spider and the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for Elephant Wellyphant.

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