Superworm Hardcover – 6 Sep 2012
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Praise for A GOLD STAR FOR ZOG
A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Children's Book of 2012
"Donaldson, the current children's laureate in Britain, is a master of witty comic rhyme and original stories with heart. Here she and Scheffler outdo themselves with the smart, funny -- dare I say, deep? -- story of a dragon in training, a princess who wants to be a doctor and a knight who could use a bit of rescuing. The book gets a gold star too." -- NEW YORK TIMES
"A delightful new twist on happily-ever-after." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Praise for TABBY MCTAT, THE MUSICAL CAT
"A surprising and fun read.... [Scheffler's] bright-eyed, warmhearted characterizations make this a wonderful testimony to the ties that bind." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"The team behind ROOM ON THE BROOM pair up again in what has become a near-annual ritual of picture book perfection.... Impeccable rhythm and rhyme distinguish this particular tale, filled, as always, with Donaldson's exemplary humor and heart." -- NEW YORK TIMES
"A fun frolic about musical duos who aren't quite the same without each other. Like their trademark tune, it all ends 'PURRRR-fectly'." -- BOOKLIST
Praise for STICK MAN
* "Donaldson and Scheffler's poignant, suspenseful profile of an inanimate object recalls Laurie Keller or THE VELVETINE RABBIT. Donaldson's rhymes never skip a beat, and Scheffler personalizes the many animals, people and settings in his witty watercolors. This yarn could become a December perennial." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
* "Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud that will stick around long after the holiday season." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is currently being honored as the UK Children's Laureate, and has written many bestselling and beloved picture books and novels for young readers. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Malcolm. Axel Scheffler's award-winning books include ROOM ON THE BROOM, THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE, and THE GRUFFALO. His illustrations have been published in more than thirty countries. He lives in London, England. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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Top Customer Reviews
As always a bit of adventure then a bit of peril and then a nice resolution to send them off to bed happy.
Not quite as good as the classic Gruffalo or Room on the Broom, but up there with Stick Man and Zog for me.
The story sees superworm, rescuer of baby toads and bord bees, being put under the spell of the evil "Wizard Lizard" and facing death by crow. Can his bug friends band together to hatch a cunning plan to save him? To find out you will have to read the book, though like all Donaldson books a happy ending is pretty well ensured.
Like Stick Man, this book works well as an everyday character is viewed differently through Donaldson's eyes. I think a worm being a hat, belt or slide will appeal to adults as much as it does to children. I found that this book is definitely of the sort children will quickly join in with and adults will find themselves remembering despite themselves. I think it's worth getting this book in hardback as it would make a lovely present and it's bound to be one that is read and read again. Another winner from our children's laureate and highly recommended by us.
Fabulous story line coupled with brilliant illustrations, this book is one of the best yet from the amazing collaboration of Donaldson-Scheffler. How do they do it?
Borrowed from the library first to see if it was any good but we did not need to worry and placed an order with Amazon after just 3 days of booking it out of the library. Buy it and be prepared to read over and over again.
Superworm is an odd little hero but hero he is, he saves lots of his friends by contorting himself into various positions, before he finds himself in peril at the hands of Wizard Lizard, will he become lunch for a crow?
As always Julia Donaldson's rhyming story is a pleasure to read and one that lends itself to reading aloud and being learned by heart. My children very quickly started to join in with the chants of Superworm and my five year old soon started to recite the words along with my reading.
Scheffler's illustrations are of their usual high standard, we love that you can spot other characters from the Donaldson/Scheffler canon amidst the pages. Can you find the Gruffalo? Superworm is a must for all Julia Donaldson fans, it really is a lovely story about the power of friendship.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 6yr old loves this book and so do we. Great bedtime story we take it in turns to read a page each.Published 4 days ago by Mr. A. Baird
Julia Donaldson has written some of the best books for pre school kids, (Gruffalo books, Zog, Stickman) but this piece of trite and lazy writing is not one of them. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Eazyryder
Not as good as the Gruffalo. The children liked the rhyme chorus and were saying it themselves after one read, so I think it could rapidly loose its charm.Published 23 days ago by Mrs. Jones