Wriggle and Roar

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Whenever I'm tired of being me
I swing around like a chimpanzee.

Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile, and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verses jump off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Bright, bold, and accessible, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Shuffle and Squelch!


Julia Donaldson, the UK's 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard. She also writes poems, plays, songs, and fiction for older children and, together with her husband, has performed her wonderful stage shows all over the world. Nick Sharratt is the prize-winning illustrator of many books for children of all ages, most notably the stories of Jacqueline Wilson. His picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson include Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, Goat Goes to Playgroup, Hippo has a HatOne Mole Digging a Hole, and Toddle Waddle. His many bestselling picture and novelty books also include the Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales series.