Children's books superstar Julia Donaldson retells a trio of charming tales from across the world in a stunning full-colour edition, ideal as a very first independent read for children who have grown up with The Gruffalo.
A king hides a terrible secret under his crown …A marvellous dream inspires an epic journey …A clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories.
Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Julia Donaldson MBE is perhaps the UK’s best-known writer for the very young. She is a keen singer and songwriter and her astonishing gift for rhyme ensures the status of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and many other joyful titles as modern classics. Julia was the seventh UK Children’s Laureate and when she’s not touring the country promoting a love of rhyme and reading, she divides her time between Sussex and Scotland.||Peter Bailey was born in India and grew up in London, where his father worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum and where Peter was first inspired to start drawing. In his extraordinary career he has illustrated over 100 books by authors and poets, including Philip Pullman, Allan Ahlberg and Alexander McCall Smith. Peter’s beautiful line drawings bring to life many different worlds, both real and imagined.