Julia Donaldson books are a brilliant transition for little ones when they are ready for books with a story. Your little one will undoubtedly love listening to the Julia Donaldson stories for many years and we are sure you will always look back and remember reading them to your little one with fond memories.
Whether you are just starting your reading journey, looking for a gift, or adding to an established bookshelf, you are sure to find a Julia Donaldson book you will love here! All books in this ZaZa's Storybox book box are beautiful board book editions making them all that more special to read and they look great on your bookshelf too!
Every Christmas, a Julia Donaldson book is made into a magical animated film adapting the stories beautifully. The Smeds and The Smoos is the animated film for 2022. Previous adaptations have been Room on the Broom, The Highway Rat, Zog, Zog and the Flying Doctors, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Superworm, Stick Man, and our favourite - The Snail and the Whale.
Julia Donaldson Book Box
Select two Julia Donaldson board books to be included in your Storybox:
The Gruffalo - A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake .. . and a hungry Gruffalo!Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold.This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!
The Gruffalo's Child - The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist .. . does he?The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo.
Zog - Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire.Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess?
Zog and the Flying Doctors - 'Meet the Flying Doctors - a dragon, knight and girl. Their names are Gadabout the Great, and Zog, and Princess Pearl.' Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to cure him. A fabulous picture book about dragons, knights and princesses - the sequel to the much-loved Zog is also a stand-alone story. Bravery, kindness, friendship and perseverance are at the heart of this heartwarming story.
Superworm - Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan... Friendship, bravery, teamwork and everyday heroism are at the heart of this story.
Tabby McTat - "Me, you and the old guitar. How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.MEEE-EW and the old guitar. How PURRRR-fectly happy we are!" Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated.Will they ever find each other again? Friendship and loyalty are at the heart of this story - perfect for cat lovers!
The Smartest Giant in Town - Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes.Now he's the smartest giant in town . . .until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes!
Sharing a Shell - When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn't want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhythmic verse, bright and distinctive illustrations this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike.
The Snail and the Whale - "How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day!
The Smeds and The Smoos - Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. 'By a loobular lake on a far-off planet There lived a young Smed, and her name was Janet. Not far away, on a humplety hill, There lived a young Smoo by the name of Bill.' The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue).So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There's even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! Friendship, love, adventure and togetherness are at the heart of this joyful story.
Tiddler - I set off really early But on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID."' Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! Every day he tells a tall tale. But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid? And who will believe him when he really does get captured in a net?
The Ugly Five - The kudu looked cool and the rhino looked fine. The bright pink flamingos looked simply divine. The zebra looked graceful; the leopard look great.Oh what a picture of beauty - but wait!' Who's that singing on the savannah? The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, this gorgeous picture book is a celebration of animals who are often rather unloved.
Monkey Puzzle - "I've lost my mum!"Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . .. Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale.