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A Squash and a Squeeze: Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson

A Squash and a Squeeze: Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson

Location: Birmingham Museum

20th July 2013 - 3rd November 2013

This exhibition brings Julia Donaldson's captivating stories to life. Find out how she wrote modern classics such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Troll.

Follow her journey from song writer for children's television to former Children's Laureate. See how she inspires her readers with story rhyme and rhythm. Children and their families can share stories and explore sensory environments based on Donaldson's books.

Follow in Toddle Waddle's footsteps, climb into the cave with Cave Baby and meet The Gruffalo. Sing-a-long to her songs on Julia's Jukebox or perform a play on our stage.

In the Gas Hall.  Please note this is a charging exhibition. 

Ticket Prices

  • Full Price £6.50
  • Child (3 - 16) £5.50
  • Student £5.50
  • Senior(60+) £5.50
  • Family of 4 £20.00
  • Income Support £2.00


  • Book online 
  • Tel: 0121 303 1966
  • You can also pay at the Gas Hall reception desk.

Exhibition curated by Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books.

(Image © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999)