The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Lydia Monks
Ages 3-5
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31 October 2019
9781529044331
15 minutes
Noma Dumezweni
Synopsis

A magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all!

When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound – Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary – these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this audiobook edition features an exciting reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni.

Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Sharing a Shell and What the Ladybird Heard.

a charming adventure full of magic and friendship

Julia Eccleshare (September Pick of the Month) - Love Reading

5/5 A gorgeous, glittery book with a delightfully unexpected ending that children will love.

South Wales Evening Post

With its subtle back-to-school theme, endearing humour and addictive wordplay, this is a superbly packaged book for sharing at school, home or nursery.

Lancashire Evening Post