Superworm by Julia Donaldson


Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Awards Best Book for Younger Children - September 2012 Book of the Month. Award-winning Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, tell a romping story of Superworm, a new hero on the block. Good old Superworm! Using his special superpowers, he can rescue Beetle when she falls down the well, save a baby frog from being run over on the road, and entertain bored children by turning himself into a skipping rope. But someone evil wants to make use of those special powers…Can the other creatures rescue Superworm and take their revenge on the Wicked Lizard? A cracking storyline delivered in bouncing rhyming couplets.


Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! There's no other worm like SUPERWORM! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

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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32 pages


Julia Donaldson
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Alison Green Books an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

6th September 2012




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