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Will there be a new Julia Donaldson animation at Christmas?

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lostlalaloopsy Thu 25-Aug-16 18:45:44

Does anyone know? We have loved all the last ones, Stick Man last year was particularly good. Dd asks for it on everyday!

I am hoping for Tiddler or SuperWorm!!

nickdrakeslovechild Thu 25-Aug-16 20:37:56

oooh I hope so! I would love the singing mermaid but maybe a bit too scary?

StepfauxWife Thu 25-Aug-16 21:08:45

I was wondering the same thing! A quick google suggests it is too early. Huge fan of Superworm!

Pigeonpost Thu 25-Aug-16 21:17:06

My vote is for The Snail and the Whale. Mainly so I never have to read it again. I just cannot get the words out with getting tangled. All the other books are fine, that one I just can't do!!

StubbleTurnips Thu 25-Aug-16 21:23:08

I'm hoping for Tiddler too!

moonface1978 Thu 25-Aug-16 21:25:00

Snail and the Whale

Packergator Thu 25-Aug-16 21:25:55

Definitely Snail and the Whale! It's so lilting and lovely. Read by Cumberbatch.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Thu 25-Aug-16 21:57:29

Ohhhh we would oove what the ladybird heard as an animatiom

MrsMargeSimpson Thu 25-Aug-16 22:03:22

Probably not, they've been biannual historically unfortunately. Yes, it really has been a long time since the original Gruffalo was animated!

StepfauxWife Fri 26-Aug-16 08:46:56

Oh I hadn't realised they were biannual!

Anything narrated by Cumberbatch would get my vote. Or James Nesbitt!

lostlalaloopsy Fri 26-Aug-16 09:04:36

So it's bi annual - boo!! They usually show them all over Christmas so can at least re-watch them!!

Mallowmarshmallow Fri 26-Aug-16 11:08:32

We would vote for Zog or Tabby McTat, our firm bedtime favourites currently.

scaredofthecity Fri 26-Aug-16 11:18:40

Tis by far MY favourite!

Lolly86 Fri 26-Aug-16 11:28:55

Would love the singing mermaid or what the ladybird bird heard...

MrsMargeSimpson Fri 26-Aug-16 11:30:02

There's a sequel to Zog out soon!

SideOrderofChip Fri 26-Aug-16 14:29:24

as far as i am aware, this year it is 'We're going on a bear hunt'

Mallowmarshmallow Fri 26-Aug-16 19:38:22

Ooh.... A sequel to Zog?!

I've never read Superworm, judging by its popularity I might have to add it to a birthday list.

Has anyone ever found books that compare to a Julia Donaldson? They have just the right balance of a nice, not too long story with plenty to look at and talk about in the pictures and I've never found anything that comes close.

BoaConstrictor Fri 26-Aug-16 19:45:07

They're not necessarily biannual. Gruffalo's Child followed the year after The Gruffalo. We have them all on our Sky+ box since they were originally shown!

Scaffleen Fri 26-Aug-16 19:55:25

They're every other year. I thought Biannual meant twice a year?

dylsmimi Fri 26-Aug-16 19:59:39

mallow have you tried the Sue hendra books? We love those - no bot, supertato, Barry the fish with fingers?

Mallowmarshmallow Fri 26-Aug-16 20:14:28

No, dylsmimi. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have a look now.

MrsMargeSimpson Fri 26-Aug-16 20:31:04

The gruffalo's child was 2 years after the Gruffalo. You probably first caught the repeat showing.

Essexgirlupnorth Fri 26-Aug-16 20:33:41

They are available on Amazon instant video

SansaClegane Fri 26-Aug-16 20:55:01

Having just read 'The Highway Rat' to the DC this evening, I'd vote for that grin
Seriously I love all her books; you can tell she composes them as songs as they are just so lovely to read. Tabby McTat would be great to see on TV as well - same as Zog, Superworm, Snail & Whale...
We've recorded and kept all of the ones they did so far as the DC adore them, can't wait to find out what it's going to be.

Strawclutching Sat 27-Aug-16 07:26:10

I hope they repeat them as well. Room on the Broom and Stick Man were my post lunch saviour but they got deleted by accident.

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