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The Snail and the Whale: should they stay or should they go?!

As part of our ocean themed topic we have been enjoying the story of The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson.

We used a drama activity called Conscience Alley to imagine what the snail’s friends might say to try and persuade him to stay or go, and then recorded our ideas in speech bubbles: 28 more words


I Opened a Book by Julia Donaldson

I thought I would be nice to share this here. Julia Donaldson is a favourite in our house.

I opened a book – a poem by Julia Donaldson… 121 more words

Julia Donaldson

Read with your child: The Gruffalo

This year (2014) marks the Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary.  Over those 15 years I can’t imagine it has spent much time not in the 100 best selling children’s books.   220 more words


Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's newest book!

Beloved children’s book creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have a lovely new offering — the romance of The Scarecrows’ Wedding, which tells of the love of Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay… and the machinations of evil intruder Reginald Rake. 24 more words

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Weekly Project - Axel Scheffler

This week I gave myself a task to recreate styles and images of some of my favourite illustrators (all mediums in all industries). Of course the illustrator from Julia Donaldson’s books would be on the list of my favourites. 113 more words


The smartest giant in town by Julia Donaldson (2002)

It is my pleasure to introduce you to a less well-known but equally wonderful picture book by Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo), called… 222 more words

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