The Snake Who Came To Stay by Julia Donaldson
  

The Snake Who Came To Stay

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

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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.

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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 outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffaloand The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

http://www.juliadonaldson.c...

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th August 2012

ISBN

9781781125748

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