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The Scarecrows' Wedding

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

From the superstar team of Donaldson and Scheffler, a barnyard wedding for the ages!

"Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay
Were scarecrows. (They scared lots of crows every day.)
Harry loved Betty, and Betty loved Harry,
So Harry said, 'Betty, my beauty, let's marry!
Let's have a wedding, the best wedding yet,
A wedding that no one will ever forget.'"

And so begin the plans for the best wedding the barnyard has ever seen! The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities -- a big white dress, rings, wedding bells (or, at least, cow bells)... But when Harry's search for flowers takes him far, far away, villainous scarecrow rival Reginald Rake sees his chance to ruin this beautiful day... Hurry back, Harry!

A rollicking read-aloud adventure from the beloved team behind Stick ManSuperworm, and Room on the Broom.

Reviews and Awards

"Donaldson’s rhymes trip right off the tongue and into trippy territory that Scheffler’s humorous drawings complement perfectly." - New York Times

"Donaldson and Scheffler are in sync as ever, from the simple rhymes that move the story forward at a fast clip to an expressive cast (even the grasshoppers seem to have rich inner life) and a dastardly villain, who readers will be glad to see depart." - Publishers Weekly

Purchase Options
Indiebound • Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Summer 2014
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-72606-1
Price: $17.99/$19.99
Trim Size: 11" x 9 27/32"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic UK
Translation Rights: Scholastic UK
Rights Available? yes

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