Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators ofÂ The GruffaloÂ andÂ Stick Man.
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!
- With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world!
- Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift for toddlers
- From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1
- Superworm animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2021.
- Julia Donaldson’s new book, The Christmas Pine, is releasing October 2021
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
- Tabby McTat
- The Highway Rat
- The Scarecrows’ Wedding
- The Smeds and the Smoos
- Ugly Five
- Zog and the Flying Doctors
Also available in hardback, board book, book and CD and early reader formats.
Each title also has a sticker activity book with over 300 stickers and pages of activities for hours of extra fun.