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I come from a musical background and wrote songs and Musicals long before I wrote any books. With my husband Malcolm, I used to sing my “grown up” songs in folk clubs and there are two albums of these songs - First Fourteen and Second Fourteen. Now I often write songs to go with the books, and these are included in the audio and Big Book versions. (See Audio and Big Books.)

You can also see Malcolm and me singing some of my songs on the Gruffalo website. It’s possible to buy signed copies of some of the books on this page from my local bookshop, by clicking on the “Buy a signed copy” link.


A Treasury of Songs

cover - A Treasury of Songsillustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-1447282716

This is a lovely gift book, containing the words of 23 of my songs, beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Some of the songs are based on the picture books Axel and I have done together, and there are also versions of Aesop’s fables and action songs to join in with. The book comes with a CD on which I sing the songs accompanied by some brilliant musicians.


The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

cover - The Gruffalo Sng and Other Songsillustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-1405022347

This book and CD contains the words and music of nine songs, three of them based on my picture books (The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle) and others with actions for children to join in. I sing them myself, with a great live band, and there is also an instrumental version, which provides an accompaniment for schools or families without an instrument-player. The songs are simply arranged for piano and include guitar chords.

Click to hear the Funny Face Chorus

Click to see Malcolm and me singing Monkey Puzzle

Click to see Malcolm and me singing A Squash and a Squeeze


cover - Room on the Broom and Other SongsRoom on the Broom and Other Songs

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-1405091015

This book and CD contains the words and music of nine songs, including three based on the picture books The Gruffalo, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze, plus some other story-telling and action songs. I sing them myself, with a great live band, and there is also an instrumental version, which provides an accompaniment for schools or families without an instrument-player. The songs are simply arranged for piano and include guitar chords.

Click to see Malcolm and me singing The Crow and the Fox


cover - The Gruffalo's Child and Other SongsThe Gruffalo's Child and Other Songs

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-1447213741

This book and CD contains the words and music of a further nine songs, three of them based on the picture books The Gruffalo’s Child, Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book and The Smartest Giant in Town, plus other story-telling and action songs. The book includes the words, guitar chords and music arranged for piano, and comes with a CD in which my husband Malcolm and I sing the songs accompanied by a live band. There is an instrumental version at the end, which provides an accompaniment for schools or families without an instrument-player. The songs are simply arranged for piano and include guitar chords.

See us sing The Gruffalo’s Child Song


The Sharing a Shell Song

cover - Sharing a Shell Songillustrated by Lydia Monks

Macmillan,
isbn 978 0 2300 1495 4

This is a small book, originally produced for World Book Day 2007, which has the words, melody line and chord symbols for the song based on my picture book Sharing a Shell. 

See us sing the Sharing a Shell song


cover - The Gruffalo Song for World Book DayThe Gruffalo Song

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-0333962299

This is a small book, originally produced for World Book Day 2001, which has the words, melody line and chord symbols for the song based on my picture book The Gruffalo.


cover - Room on the Broom song for World Book DayThe Room on the Broom Song

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-0333992845

This is a small book, originally produced for World Book Day 2002, which has the words, melody line and chord symbols for the song based on my picture book Room on the Broom

 

cover - The Tyrannosaurus Drip SongThe Tyrannosaurus Drip Song

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 9780230736108

This is a small book, produced for World Book Day 2009, which has the words, melody line and chord symbols for the song based on my picture book Tyrannosaurus Drip

See us sing the Tyrannosaurus Drip song


cover - What the Ladybird Heard SongWhat the Ladybird Heard Song

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Macmillan,
isbn 978-1447207832

This is a small book, produced for World Book Day 2012, which has the words, melody line and chord symbols for the song based on my picture book What the Ladybird Heard

Click to see Malcolm and me sing What the Ladybird Heard


   
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