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Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Written by Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black

Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Interest Age 5-8  Former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson’s story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down house with the overgrown garden. Instead, their parents choose to buy the house next door. Luckily, Elmo and his sister can still play in the jungle as the house remains empty. But, when new owner arrives, it looks as if their fun will be over...  It's beautifully packaged and illustrated by the wonderful Hannah Shaw.

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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.

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door Synopsis

A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Elmo and his sister love playing in the jungle house next door. That is, until mean old Mr Birdsnest moves in. But when it appears that Mr Birdsnest has kidnapped the children's grandma they must sneak back in to rescue her. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781781125755
Publication date: 15/07/2016
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781125755
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125755
Publication date: 15th July 2016
Author: Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black
Illustrator: Hannah Shaw
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black

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. Catrìona Black loves to tell stories. Her career has covered many bases, but communication has always been at the heart of everything she does. From journalism, politics and PR to printmaking; from broadcast animation to published picture books ...

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