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Snake Who Came to Stay [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Julia Donaldson , Olivia Colman (narrator)
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 May 2013
narrated by BAFTA award winning actress Olivia Colman

Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, Mum is getting more fed up by the day! Especially when Doris the snake goes missing! Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs?

This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

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Product details

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks; Unabridged Audiobook 1CD edition (1 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147123567X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471235672
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 14.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,865,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Julia Donaldson was brought up in London and studied Drama and French at Bristol University. Along with being a brilliant children's author, Julia enjoys singing, songwriting and performing. Julia is currently the Children's Laureate and best known as the author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. The Gruffalo has sold more than 4 million copies and been translated into more than 30 different languages. She lives in Glasgow.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book. Daughter loved it 9 Feb 2014
Bought this for my daughter who is 6 and has been enjoying learning to read at School. Bought this for her to see if she could read it herself. Expected her not to bother but she picked it up and read it all to me in one sitting. This is a very entertaining and accessible book involving the capers of a snake called Doris. Julia Donaldson has come up trumps once again. After years of wading through the Gruffalo over and over again I was intrigued to see how her stories for slightly older kids panned out. I now need to find some other books very similar to this one as it went down a complete treat! And a hungry young reader is now waiting for her next literary conquest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow great story 10 July 2013
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Both my boys love Julia Donaldson anyway. But this is great and my nearly 7 year old is happy to read it every night. Julia bring more out please........ Highly recommend.
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I was disappointed receiving this little book, as i had not realised that the series’ ‘code name’ “Little gems” actually means a SMALL size (17cmx12cm) book, with only black and white illustrations.

My grandson is only five, still needs large colours for illustration to enjoy a book, while I am reading it for him...

I guess, by the time he will be 6 or 7, he will enjoy holding and reading it alone, but at the moment i am truly upset, that Amazon did not make the size of the book crystal clear.

Also to be able to look inside and see the COLOURLESS, only black and white illustrations - for me to chose, then whether I wish to buy these or the nice, large size one, with colours in it!

I am sure the text is as wonderful as every Julia Donaldson book, and there is absolutely room for these on the market, I just wish I was INFORMED clearly about the size, and nature of it, by the Amazon site clearly, in advance!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my 7 year old loved this book! 3 Nov 2013
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My 7 year old opened the packet when it arrived and by the time we noticed, she finished reading it! Does it need a better recommendation?
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Snake Who Came to Stay 8 May 2014
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Another good book by Julia Donaldson, who's always a favourite! My 6 and 8 year olds both love the stories.
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