Wriggle and Roar

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A wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise—perfect for teaching kids to love poetry

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. The verse jumps off the page, and the 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.


Julia Donaldson  was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. She is the author of the award-winning The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird HeardNick Sharratt is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books, including Donaldson's Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, Hippo has a Hat, and One Mole Digging a Hole.