If you’re a fan of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s fantastic picture books like The Gruffalo, Stick Man, and Zog you will be thrilled to hear that a new museum exhibition will let you see the characters up close and personal. So get ready to visit the Gruffalo at the new Julia Donaldson exhibit – it opens next month!
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Julia Donaldson books were my absolute favourite to read to my daughter when she was younger! Whenever I was allowed to make the nightly pick (rarely!), I would always choose between What the Ladybird Heard, The Scarecrow’s Wedding, Tiddler, Zog and Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – to be honest, if she’d let me, I’d probably still read them…
And now you can step inside your favourite Julia Donaldson books at the A World Inside a Book exhibition at Z-Arts in Hulme, Greater Manchester!
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What Can You Expect at the Julia Donaldson Exhibition?
Take a trip into a brilliant 3D world of the best-loved children’s author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, with the UK’s first immersive exhibition of their wonderful work.
Start by entering the cosy sitting room of Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book and settle down for a story. But look more closely – what’s that you can see on the bookshelf?
Creep into a magical world of forests, miniature houses, dragons and other creatures. Can you spot The Gruffalo? Can you Squash and Squeeze around a life-sized cow? What’s that flying overhead, could it be Zog?
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The exhibit is perfect for families to enjoy, and is particularly geared to under-8s who will really enjoy being The Smartest Giant in Town, climbing through The Highway Rat’s cave, rock hopping through the Monkey Puzzle jungle, and discovering the underwater worlds of Tiddler and The Snail and the Whale. You can even take your seat for the ride of your life with Room on the Broom!
Included in your ticket is the chance to get creative with some fun arts and crafts activities, where budding artists can make their own Julia Donaldson-inspired mini masterpiece!
A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures will run at Z-arts from February 2019 until early 2020.
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Fancy a Gruffalo Birthday Party?
You can also book to have a seriously cool Julia Donaldson party for your child’s birthday party – how amazing would that be?! Serious parenting brownie points for that one – I’m pretty sure every preschooler would be thrilled to have that for their birthday!
Do you have any big Julia Donaldson fans in your house – what are your favourite books? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!