A Squash and a Squeeze, Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Saturday 20 July - October 2013.

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In April 2012, Birmingham Museums and Art Galley joined forces with Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum to form the UK’s largest independent museums trust.

This new city wide trust means that visitors to all venues can take advantage of even more educational and entertaining events and activities, ranging from arts and crafts to history and culture from around the world.

This exhibition brings Julia Donaldson’s captivating stories to life. Find out how she wrote modern classics such as The Gruffalo, Princess Mirror-Belle and The Troll and most recently The Highway Rat and explore original artwork by her many illustrators – most famously Axel Scheffler.

Follow her journey from song writer for children’s television to current 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.

Exhibition supported by Macmillan Children's Books, Scholastic and Alison Green Books.