A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition

Julia Donaldson

Axel Scheffler
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Macmillan Children's Books


It's the 25th anniversary of A Squash and a Squeeze! With this special, shiny anniversary edition, celebrate twenty-five years of the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the bestselling partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

"Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze."

A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy – it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels!

A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition features the classic story with a stunning foil cover and extra content. Take a peek at the illustrator's desk and see some of his early drawings, and find out how the author turned the story from a book into a stage show!

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Pairing Donaldson's jaunty rhyming text and charming, witty illustrations by Axel Scheffler, it's no surprise that this delightful picture book has become a classic.


A jolly version of the traditional tale in which a little old lady complains that her house is too small... Written in lively rhyming couplets and amusingly illustrated in bold colour, this will entertain children from 5 to about 8. And it will interest adults to see at what age children 'get' the point.

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