Shuffle and Squelch

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Kick your boots off, everyone.
Summer's here and so's the sun.

Bright, bold, and accessible, this collection of poems is packed full of noises and actions—perfect for joining in. There are counting rhymes and animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister. Julia Donaldson's verses jump off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Wriggle and Roar!


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.


 "Will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm." —Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week