Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo – now available with a gorgeous, shiny foiled cover.
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!
- The Smeds and The Smoos will be a BBC animated film for Christmas 2022
- With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world!
- This shiny foiled cover edition is the perfect gift for children
- From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog and Superworm, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1
- Julia Donaldson’s latest book, The Baddies, is releasing September 2022
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
- The Ugly Five
- Zog and the Flying Doctors
- The Baddies (available from September 2022)
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.