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The Scarecrows' Wedding

by , Axel Scheffler

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THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the eagerly awaited new picture book from
the creators of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN. Written in Julia
Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel
Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story,
with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows,
Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding.
But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost
ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he
and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

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9781407170749
  • ISBN: 9781407170749
  • Pub Date: 7th July 2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Imprint: Alison Green Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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6th June '17
I read it to Peps aged 3 aged 3
The Scarecrows' Wedding 9781407170749
5 stars
My daughter loves Julia Donaldson books, and we bought this one as I felt it was a safe bet. We were not disappointed. 

My daughter loves weddings at the moment and so she listened carefully to every detail of the story. She even joins in on some of her favourite pages. 

Beautifully illustrated and it has a nice easy Rhyming style to the story which makes this another one of our favourites. 

The story is of two scarecrows who fall in love and are getting married, and their preparations for the wedding. 
12th August '17
I read it to Little Boo aged 2 aged 2 & to Baby E aged 1 aged 1
The Scarecrows' Wedding 9781407170749
5 stars
I really enjoyed reading this rhyming book to my kids. They sat and listened intently and loved pointing out things across the pages. We would read it again especially as the kids get a little bit older.
17th October '17
I read it to EddyJames aged 2 aged 2
The Scarecrows' Wedding 9781407170749
5 stars
Just love these illustrations and rhyming lines it's almost sung to sleep xx
5th March '18
I read it to Little bear aged 6 aged 6 & to Little lady aged 4 aged 4
The Scarecrows' Wedding 9781407170749
5 stars
We love Julia Donaldson books and we got this for our little when we got married and it was such a lovely story to read.

As always the rhythm and rhyming words are beautiful and how the farm comes together to help the pair get married is just lovely. 

Such a joy to read time and time again. 
23rd September '17
I read it to Graceclark aged 8 aged 8 & to Archieclark aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My Children love Julia Donaldson books so we knew this one would be a hit! Will have you cheering on for Harry o'hay, for the best wedding yet, a wedding that no one will ever forget.
27th June '17
I read it to Sebbiesaurus28 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I read it to my son aged three. As with all Julia's books this one has a repetitive rhyme which my son loves and is quickly repeating the rhyme with me. The story is about helping members in the community with a little suspense of of course a cute love story. Got my son talking about weddings and what they mean.
17th September '17
I read it to Leonapie aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
It's a lovely book about scarecrows who get married and covers a few topics throughout. I think I would aim this book at 4 up as is quite long and covers smoking and how it is bad for you. 
2nd February '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A personal favourite of mine and I know my 3 year old rates it highly too. Like all Julia Donaldson books, the rhyming is excellent, almost sing-songsy and the amount of detail is great "a spider friend offered to see them together" Particularly like the illustrations of the water being thrown (Axel Scheffler genius) and the fact that my daughter can repeat and remember the rhymes. 5*
23rd October '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Another winning combination from Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffer, this is a tale of two scarecrows who fall in love and decide to marry. When Harry O'Hay goes off to search for pink flowers for the wedding, his fiancée is joined by Reginald Rake, a new scarecrow. Will she fall for his charms, or remain true to Harry O'Hay? As usual with Julia Donaldon, there are fantastic rhymes, a pacy story and a bit of twist at the end. Great read which my son loves.
16th April '18
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Another brilliant Julia Donaldson book! My daughter loves this book at the moment about two scarecrows who fall in love and their wedding plans turn into a bit of an adventure. We love the catchy rhyming and of the fantastic Illustrations 
18th October '16
I read it to Fuller31 aged 5 aged 5 & to Fuller15 aged 2 aged 2
The Scarecrows' Wedding 9781407170749
5 stars
We absolutely love this book! The rhyming is brilliant which makes it so fun to read! Lovely story line and one of the best of Julia Donaldson's! The characters are adorable and you fall in love with them! Brilliant read!!
6th November '16
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
The Scarecrows' Wedding 9781407170749
4 stars
This book is full of the usual Julia Donaldson rhymes and lots of charming animal illustrations. A milder version of a traditional tale - my daughter loves it, especially the joyful ending. Not our absolute favourite Donaldson book but very highly rated. 
11th June '18
I read it to MAK aged 5 aged 5 & to DFK aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
I loved the flow of this story by one of our favourite authors. My all time favourite story would be Room on the Broom but I still really enjoyed sharing this story with my children. I was not expecting smoking to be mentioned in a children's book, and felt slightly awkward reading it to my children. It was however pictured as a bad thing, that can cause coughing and fires, so not all bad, and young children probably won't even think anything of the smoking part. A lovely ending after a slight twist, in true Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler style.
2nd October '17
I read it to Eay11 aged 6 aged 6 & to Aay13 aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
A lovely rhyming book about scarecrows on a farm who fall in love and start planning 'the best wedding yet'! It's full of nice pictures and easy to follow. My children are almost 4 and 6 and both love the book! 
22nd January '17
I read it to Arya aged 3 aged 3
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3 stars
My daughter wasn't to keen on this story, even though she loves the other Julia Donaldson stories.  It has the same rhythm as the other books which my daughter normally enjoys. It's about two scarecrows that are in love and want to get married; they go through lots of adventures but eventually get married. The illustrations are as good as ever from Axel Scheffler. 
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Julia Donaldson is a highly talented author of some of the best-loved children’s books in the world.  Born in London in 1948 she grew up with her younger sister Mary who she loved to create imaginary characters with.  

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Axel Scheffler is an acclaimed illustrator, animator and more recently author of children's books. He was born in Hamburg in 1957 and moved to England in 1982 in order to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art. He then worked for a variet...

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