All the Julia Donaldson classics. Right here.

The Gruffalo, Zog, Stickman... little listeners just pop them on the Toniebox and they're all set for brilliant rhyming.

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The Julia Donaldson Collection

The Gruffalo

“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake … and a hungry Gruffalo!

Age 4+

Approx. 17min.

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The Gruffalo

Stick Man

Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three ...But the world is a dangerous place for a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him. A swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?

Age 4+

Approx. 27 min.

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Stick Man

The Snail and the Whale & The Smartest Giant in Town

Enjoy two popular tales by unstoppable duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Snail and the Whale and The Smartest Giant in Town.

Follow the adventures of a tiny snail who hitches a ride on the tail of an enormous whale, and meet George, the scruffiest giant in town, who smartens up his act only to find his new clothes are needed elsewhere!

Age 3+

Approx. 54 min.

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The Snail and the Whale & The Smartest Giant in Town

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child: "The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood." But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist ... does he?

Age 4+

Approx. 15 min.

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The Gruffalo's Child

Highway Rat

“Give me your pastries and puddings! Give me your chocolate and cake! For I am the Rat of the Highway, and whatever I want I take.”

Beware of the Highway Rat.

He’ll steal your food...and your heart!

Age 4+

Approx. 21 min.

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Highway Rat

Zog

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 Zog with his toughest test ...

Age 4+

Approx. 20 min.

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Zog

About Julia Donaldson

Take a peek at a child’s bookshelf and you’re sure to spot one, or two (or three!) Julia Donaldson favourites. Best known for The Gruffalo, she has written over 200 books packed full of hair-raising schemes, world-wide explorations, courageous little mice, mermaids, dragons, unicorns and more. She is award-winning, best-selling and beloved by children and parents alike. And now, her stories are available on the Toniebox! Hoorah!

Whether your kiddos are dashing across the countryside with Stickman trying to get back to the family tree or creeping through the deep, dark wood on the lookout for the Gruffalo’s Child, these tales are written to super-charge imaginations.

We’re proud as punch to have a wide selection of some of her best-selling stories right here, with more launches to come. All little listeners have to do is pop them on a Toniebox and they’re off!

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Why Julia Donaldson Tonies?

Adventuring snails, brave little Gruffalos, classic rhyming tales, life lessons and wild adventures – what’s not to love?

Boost their speech and language

Rhyme, rhythm and repetition are powerful tools to increase speech and language. Here's how:

Enhance phonemic awareness: Highlighting different sounds within words sets great reading foundations.

Expand vocabulary: A bursting-at-the-seams vocabulary is a sure-fire way to set them up for success at school and beyond.

Improve comprehension: Audio stories are a brilliant way to improve listening comprehension which is a valuable skill when they’re in the classroom.

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Life lessons and emotional intelligence

The characters in Julia Donaldson’s stories have some brilliant tales to tell. A snail explores the world in The Snail and The Whale, a clumsy dragon buddies up with a princess in Zog, a swashbuckling Rat wreaks havoc in Highway Rat, and The Smartest Giant in Town really is the kindest giant in the land.

Through these stories children learn empathy, courage and problem-solving skills.

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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is renowned for her captivating children's books. With over 180 titles to her name, she's beloved worldwide for her enchanting storytelling and memorable characters. Best known for classics like "The Gruffalo," her works span diverse themes and genres, from imaginative adventures to heartwarming tales. Donaldson's seamless blend of rhythm and rhyme makes her stories not only enjoyable but also educational, fostering a love for reading in young minds. Her collaborations with illustrators like Axel Scheffler have resulted in iconic partnerships, producing timeless favourites adored by generations. Winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious Children's Laureate, Donaldson continues to inspire and entertain readers of all ages with her boundless creativity and literary talent. Whether it's a journey through the deep dark wood or a whimsical adventure in a magical world, Julia Donaldson's stories ignite imaginations and leave a lasting impact on children and adults alike.

About The Gruffalo

Meet The Gruffalo, a mythical creature from Julia Donaldson's beloved children's book. With fearsome tusks and knobbly knees, he prowls the deep, dark wood. Join Mouse as he cleverly outwits this legendary beast in a whimsical tale of courage and wit.

About Stick Man

Enter the whimsical world of Stick Man, a charming character created by Julia Donaldson. Mistaken for an ordinary stick, he embarks on an extraordinary adventure. From being used as a dog's favorite toy to joining in seasonal celebrations, Stick Man encounters various challenges, but his determination to return home to his Stick Lady Love and Stick children prevails. Join him in this heartwarming tale of resilience and love.

About The Snail and the Whale

Join The Snail and the Whale on a captivating journey across the vast ocean. The unlikely duo, a tiny snail with big dreams and a majestic whale, embark on an extraordinary adventure. Through breathtaking landscapes and daring encounters, they discover the power of friendship and the importance of believing in oneself. Julia Donaldson's enchanting tale celebrates courage, kindness, and the wonders of the world.

About The Smartest Giant in Town

Meet George, The Smartest Giant in Town! With a heart as big as his shoes, he embarks on a generous adventure. From sharing clothes with animals to helping those in need, George learns that true greatness comes from kindness and compassion. Join Julia Donaldson's lovable character on a heartwarming journey of generosity and friendship.

About The Gruffalo's Child

Discover The Gruffalo's Child, a curious and adventurous creature eager to explore the deep, dark wood. Determined to find the legendary Big Bad Mouse, she sets off on a thrilling journey filled with excitement and surprises. Join Julia Donaldson's beloved character as she learns valuable lessons about bravery, independence, and the power of imagination.

About Highway Rat

Meet the notorious Highway Rat, the greedy bandit of the roads! With a love for stealing sweets, he terrorizes travelers until he meets a clever duck. Through her cunning, the Highway Rat learns the true value of friendship and kindness in Julia Donaldson's delightful tale.

About Zog

Join Zog, a lovable dragon with big dreams of becoming the best in school. With the help of Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, he learns valuable lessons about friendship, bravery, and finding his own path. Julia Donaldson's heartwarming tale celebrates courage and determination in the face of challenges.