A Squash and a Squeeze

Suitable for 3 - 7 years

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The old lady’s house is poky and small. Gosh, what a squash! What a squeeze! But with a cow on the table, a goat on the bed, and a pig in the larder munching her bread… not to mention a big flapping hen, can she make her house feel big and empty again? This brilliantly funny rhyming tale, full of vivid images, delivers a handy little lesson about showing gratitude for the things we take for granted. It’s a delightful read-aloud to share together, and as the pig raids the larder and the cow on the table taps out a jig, you’ll be helpless with laughter!

“A bit of a classic… A goat on the bed and a cow on the table tapping out a jig? My readers collapsed in heaps, and then had to have it read again. And again.” Vivian French, The Guardian

Product Details





Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.8; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages



UK edition


Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

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What kids think

  1. 21105
    on 22 March 2014

    How can they fit . Hee

    5 out of 5
  2. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    best book ever

    5 out of 5
  3. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is about a lady whos animals trash her house.

  4. CBC
    on 27 February 2014

    We liked the pig because he was funny.

    We liked the chicken because it flew out the window.

    We liked the cow because it was too big for the house.

    5 out of 5
  5. LilaWonderful
    on 9 January 2014

    This book is a squash and a squeeze. well this book a got a lot of UGH GET OUT OF MY HOUSE ad this book is really,really amazing.

  6. ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    This is an unforgetable tale of an old woman who has a small cottage. I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    5 out of 5
  7. Partyfairy123
    on 1 March 2012

    It is a funny book and she has a small house with lots of things in it.

  8. monkey00
    on 3 March 2011

    my little niece loves here books she can’t wait for the next one!!

  9. Hubert
    on 3 March 2011

    very good

  10. Lolo95
    on 3 March 2011

    I think the Julia Donaldson books rock!!! They make me want to write poems. I like shouting out the words to my brother.