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A Squash and a Squeeze

By (author) Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Mammoth
Published: 14th Nov 1994
Dimensions: w 203mm h 250mm
Weight: 164g
ISBN-10: 0749717785
ISBN-13: 9780749717780
Barcode No: 9780749717780
In this illustrated rhyme, a little old lady thinks that her house is a squash and a squeeze, but with the help of a few farmyard animals and the advice of a wise old man she soon discovers that it's not as small as she thought.

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Kirkus US
You may not think you need yet another version of the tale about someone realizing that her house is actually big enough to accommodate a whole slew of animals, after crowding them in - one by one - on the advice of a wise man (he looks as much like a vicar as a rabbi here). But this variant has two things to recommend it: Donaldson's merrily lilting text ("The little old lady cried, 'Stop, I implore!/It was cramp-y for three and it's teeny for four./Even the pig in the cupboard agrees/my house is a squash and a squeeze' "); and Scheffler's vigorously limned cartoon-style illustrations, explicating and elaborating the ludicrous events line by line. Where funds permit, a worthy addition. (Kirkus Reviews)