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Julia Donaldson

The Smeds and the Smoos


Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo - now available with a gorgeous, shiny foiled cover. 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! The Smeds and The Smoos will be a BBC animated film for Christmas 2022 With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world! This shiny foiled cover edition is the perfect gift for children From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog and Superworm, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Julia Donaldson's latest book, The Baddies, is releasing September 2022 Praise for The Smeds and The Smoos: "A book for our time." BBC Radio 4 "Blast off with the most exciting book yet from the creator of The Gruffalo. Get ready for a wild and wonderful journey through space in a book that is perfect for reading together." The Sun "The Gruffalo team's own Jabberwocky, with rhyme and nonsense words but a happy ending, inventively illustrated by Scheffler." The Times "A timely tale of tolerance that's fun to read aloud." Daily Express Collect the whole Scholastic picture book series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: Stick Man Superworm Tabby McTat The Highway Rat The Scarecrows' Wedding The Smeds and The Smoos Tiddler The Ugly Five Zog Zog and the Flying Doctors The Baddies (available from September 2022) Also available in hardback, board book, book and CD and early reader formats.

Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2022
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 32
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780702322211
ISBN 10: 0702322210

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The Smeds and the Smoos