A Squash and a Squeeze, Hardback Book

A Squash and a Squeeze Hardback

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


"Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze." What can you do if your house is too small?

The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals.

When you push them all out again, you'll be amazed at how big your house feels!

This brilliantly funny story is the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, authors of The Gruffalo.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9781405004763

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Some of the synonyms in this are sort of peeves of mine (I don't believe in "pet" peeves per se, but come on, "weeny" for small?), and it has that thing where the old woman is complaining and the (wise) old man fixes everything, but it's still a nice little story, and the pictures of the animals interacting are funny (look for the goat watching the pig ransack the larder), and smart chilluns should be able to figure out the wise old man's clever plan before the big reveal and feel all good about theyselves.