ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 7, 2005
The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs
By (author) Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
The Gruffalo returns with his very own song to introduce a truly monster music session! As well as being the UK’s most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. This volume contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as a number of fun-filled action songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio or enjoyed one of Julia’s hugely popular live performances. A CD, attached to the inside cover of the book, contains all nine songs, sung by the author. Now everyone can sing along!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a prize-winning team and are the creators of many best-selling books for Macmillan. Julia was a songwriter before becoming an author, and music continues to play an important part in her life. She is a frequent and hugely popular performer in schools, libraries and at all the major literary festivals, where she creates her own music magic. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator within the children’s book world, and his books have been translated into 28 languages. His bright, humorous illustrations are a perfect complement to Julia’s lively songs.