Julia Donaldson exhibition at Historic Dockyard Chatham

Date Posted: 23/01/2014

The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent opens for it 2014 season on 15th February with a new exhibition for school visits; A Squash and a Squeeze:  Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson will run until 1st June.

Julia Donaldson, author of children’s modern classics such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Princess Mirror-Belle and The Troll, has worked with Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books to bring these best-selling children’s captivating stories to life.

The exhibition follows Julia’s career, from song writer for children’s television to Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

School groups can share stories, cuddle the Gruffalo, crawl into the Squash and a Squeeze House, climb into Cave Baby’s cave and enjoy dressing up, looking in the funny mirrors.

They can follow in Toddle Waddle’s footsteps, and even sing-along to her songs on Julia’s Jukebox or perform a play on the special stage.

Children will also be able to see original artwork by some of Julia’s many illustrators – most famously Axel Scheffler, but also Lydia Monks, David Roberts, Nick Sharratt, Karen George and Emily Gravett.

For further school trip information visit www.thedockyard.co.uk.

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