The Snake Who Came To Stay by Julia Donaldson

The Snake Who Came To Stay

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

5+ readers   7+ readers   Little Gems   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest Age 5-8 When Polly sets up an animal home for pets, she doesn’t anticipate quite how many problems she may face! But then, she doesn’t know she is going to be asked to look after a snake! When Doris the snake disappears and then sheds her skin, Polly has all kinds of problems on her hands. An entertaining story told in easy to read chapters but the best-selling author of The Gruffalo. ~ Julia Eccleshare

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.


The Snake Who Came To Stay by Julia Donaldson

Comical and charming story by Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson. Beautifully packaged and illustrated by the Hannah Shaw. In a reader friendly chunky format. Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, mum is getting more fed up by the day! Especially when Doris the snake goes missing - Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs?

Particularly suitable for 6-10s with reading age of 6+.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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96 pages


Julia Donaldson
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th August 2012




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