Shuffle and Squelch by Julia Donaldson

Shuffle and Squelch

Written by Julia Donaldson
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A joyful collection of poems for young children by an author who is completely in tune with her audience! Julia Donaldson celebrates the delights of going to the park, walking the dog, pizza, riding a bike and sliding down the bannisters in poems that are just perfect for reading out loud. Nick Sharratt’s illustrations have never looked brighter or more appealing and make the poems zing off the page. Definitely one to add to the picture book shelf and to return to over and over. ~ Andrea Reece


Shuffle and Squelch by Julia Donaldson

Kick your boots off, everyone.

Summer's here and so's the sun.

Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of poems is packed full of noises and actions - perfect for joining in. There are counting rhymes and animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister.

Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun.


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

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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Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
Running Time: 60 minutes
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

2nd July 2015




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