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It launched Julia’s name, it’s 20 years old and it has a cow dancing a jig. Gotta like it. This special anniversary edition includes unseen drawings from Axel’s sketchbook and a new foreword by Julia herself. The old lady’s house is poky and small. Gosh, what a squash. What a squeeze. A cow on the table, a goat on the bed, and a pig in the larder munching the bread. Not to mention a big flapping hen. Will this house ever feel empty again? The very first story that Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler ever created together. The start of an epic partnership: the place where The Gruffalo began.

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  • 32 pages



Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

102097 axel scheffler 1 206750


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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    This is really funny!

  2. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    I liked this book because the lady puts all her animals in her farm house and all the animals start to mess up the house

    3out of 5
  3. Default avatar

    on 25 April 2013

    it is funny

    4out of 5
  4. Avatar robot 761806

    on 1 April 2013

    Good best I have red

    5out of 5
  5. Pearl 113298

    on 8 March 2013

    Read this to my 3 year old cousin, he loved every single word

  6. Gruffalo 113679

    on 7 March 2013

    I love this book

  7. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    This is an unforgetable tale of an old woman who has a small cottage. I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    5out of 5
  8. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2013

    this book is for younger kids but it is funny.

  9. Avatar bat 761713

    on 6 March 2013

    This is an unforgetable tale of an old woman who has a small cottage. I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    4out of 5
  10. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2013

    i recommend this book for young children

    4out of 5
  11. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2013

    the coolest book ever verry funny

  12. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2013

    I loved this book when I was younger! It’s really funny and I love the illustrations too.

    Would recommend this to any younger readers who love to laugh when they are reading.

    4out of 5
  13. Hayley 113303

    on 4 March 2013

    I loved this book and I had many laughs as a kid reading it. My family still reminds me that its one of my favorite books!

    5out of 5
  14. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    I love this book and I always read it to my little sister.

  15. Goldie 113308

    on 4 March 2013

    I used to love theese books the teacher would always read it(i still love it now)

    5out of 5
  16. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    My teacher read it in calss for our literacy and everyone thought that’s for the little ones but we all liked it!

  17. Room on the broom 113684

    on 15 February 2013

    one of my all time favourite