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The Shrew that Flew

Julia Copus

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One Saturday, in the middle of June,
one bright and windy afternoon,
all the creatures by Piggyback Wood
were getting ready – as fast as they could.

There was only a short time left to prepare
for the birthday party at Badger’s lair.
On the invitation was written in red:
Will guests please arrive with a hat on their head?

Harry and Lil are getting ready for Badger’s party, but just as Lil goes to get her hat off the washing line, it flies away. Oh no! If only shrews could fly…

“If birds fly, why can’t shrews fly, too?”

Adventure abounds in this delightful third Harry and Lil book from the author who brought you Hog in the Fog and The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo.

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If this gem of a book from poet Julia Copus and illustrator Eunyoung Seo is anything to go by, there is another partnership to rival Donaldson & Scheffler

Books for Keeps on The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo

Julia Copus was born in London and now lives in Somerset. She has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (2010). She also writes for radio; her first play, Eenie Meenie Macka Racka, was awarded the BBC’s Alfred Bradley prize. She is a Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, and in…

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