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Author: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel

Children's, young adult & educational

Published on 7 June 2012 by Scholastic (Alison Green Books) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 32 pages
278 x 250 x 4 | 242g

Heartwarming and hilarious. A book to make your heart soar and

'zigzag through the blue' Daily Mail

'Humour, heart and a worthy heroine earn this story its own star'

New York Times

'A delightful bedtime read with Donaldson's witty versification

and Scheffler's usual assortment of lushly coloured, winsomely

boggle-eyed characters' FT

Winner of the Galaxy National Book Award 2010

The magical and exciting picture book from the number

one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo,

Zog and Stick Man.

'Madam Dragon ran a school, many moons ago.


taught young dragons all the things that dragons need to know.

Zog, the biggest dragon, was the keenest one by far.

He tried his hardest every day to win a golden


Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most

accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his

own wing on fire.

Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches

up his bumps and bruises.

But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing

a princess?

A magical picture book about dragons, knights and princesses

from the UK's number one picture book author and illustrator

This edition is accompanied by an audio CD,

performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Children can

listen to the full story with music, play the Zog Listening

Game and sing along to the brand new 'Flying Doctors'

song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every

page with lots of details to spot

The perfect story for children starting school with bravery,

kindness, friendship and perseverance at the heart

Zog has been adapted into a popular animated film starring

voices from Sir Lenny Henry (Narrator), Hugh Skinner

(Zog), Tracy Ullman (Madame Dragon) and Kit Harrington (Sir Gadabout).

The Smeds and the Smoos is on BBC One at Christmas

2022 with voice artists including Bill Bailey (comedian

and Strictly winner), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Sally Hawkins

(Paddington movies) and Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey).

Look out for The Baddies the wickedly

funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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