Wriggle and Roar by Julia Donaldson

Wriggle and Roar

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

3+ readers   3+ readers   5+ readers   Poetry    
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Giggle along to these wonderful rhymes whether you’re with your toddler in the nursery or the car. Full of action and noise it’s guaranteed to get kids engaged and stimulated to love poetry.


Wriggle and Roar by Julia Donaldson

Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun.

Bright, bold and accessible, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in.


This book will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm. Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

"... a perfect read-aloud, giggle-along-to book by two of the most distictive creators of contemporary children's books." Publishing News

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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32 pages


Julia Donaldson
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th June 2015




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