Julia Donaldson has been part of the boys childhood for as long as I can remember. The Gruffalo in particular has been a firm favourite with home made Story Bags and Birthday Parties. We have been on a number of forest trails too including Superworm, Stickman and we even tried the new ZOG trail last weekend. Although found snow instead! They are Kippers go to when he’s allowed to watch the TV. Which is why I was thrilled to hear that ZOG is being launched on DVD on the 11th of February 2019.

Alongside the ZOG release, distributors Entertainment One will be releasing a Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Special Edition, which will include a set of 5 exclusive Gruffalo postcards to celebrate the book’s milestone anniversary, and all previous Donaldson and Scheffler titles will be re-issued as Collection DVD editions. ZOG premiered on BBC One this Christmas and delivered another ratings success landing in the top four programmes across all channels for the festive season with 8.8 million viewers. We certainly watched it and loved it with boy boys pretending to be dragons constantly. Which may have something to do with their new ZOG onesies!

If you missed it over the festive period, ZOG is the story of a keen young dragon who wants to learn how to fly, roar, and breathe fire in his first years at Dragon School. He’s desperate to impress his teacher and win a golden star, but he’s accident-prone and each year he has to be helped by a kind young girl who patches up his bumps and bruises.  Then in Year Four, he has to capture a princess – can the young girl help him with his trickiest challenge yet?  Needless to say there is a happy ending.  

Voiced by a stellar cast of British acting talent, featuring Sir Lenny Henry as the narrator. He  remarked: 

“It’s wonderful to have voiced the narrator in Zog. The story has a lovely lyricism to it and it’s been really good fun seeing the beautiful animation come together.There’s a cast of brilliant actors and the story is silly, and outrageous, and surreal, and I like all of those things!”  

ZOG and the Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler DVD collection is available on the 11th February. However I have a complete set of all six DVDs to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter please use the Gleam application below and please note the T&Cs.

Complete set of Julia Donaldson DVDs including ZOG

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a complete set of the DVDs as pictured including the new ZOG DVD
  • The giveaway will close on the 28th February midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide a full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.



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  1. What a fantastic prize. My twin girls adore Julia Donaldson’s stories and they’d absolutely love to watch them too.

  2. Heatherlouise Reply

    Fab prize! My daughter loves Julia Donaldson books and films! I can relate when you say your boys liked to pretend to be dragons! Children have such imaginations don’t they!

  3. Alice Colling Reply

    My daughter loves Room on the Broom the most, especially the cat!

  4. My boys would love this so much ! Love Julia Donaldson! The boys love zog on tv too !!

  5. Kayleigh Watkins Reply

    A great giveaway, my girls would absolutely love these, they love the gruffalo and gruffalos child we alway watch at xmas on tv xx

    • This would be awesome. I bought my boys a collection of Julia Donaldson books back a while ago and it would be so cool to see the film’s too

  6. My son would love this, would make a change for me too from Peppa pig haha

  7. Thanks for the great prize and competition. My nephew would love these.

  8. Christina Palmer Reply

    Fantastic giveaway thank you for posting. My grandson would love this.

  9. Ruth Harwood Reply

    wow, my daughter would love these, treasures to put on her bookshelf!!

  10. Katie Skeoch Reply

    My boys love these, but we watched Zog at Christmas and think it is the new favourite!

  11. My granddaughter would love this. We watched Zog at Christmas and so it would be great to watch it again as often as she wants to/

  12. Christopher Read Reply

    Great prize – Room on the Broom is a favourite! Thanks for running this comp

  13. Hayley Colburn Reply

    My daughter absolutely loved/loves the Gruffalo so am sure she would be over the moon if we won these

  14. Sian Buckingham Reply

    Julia Donaldson stories are brilliant! My little ones would love these DVDs!

  15. Danielle Spencer Reply

    I would absolutely love to win these for my nephews, thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  16. Julia Donaldson is a very talented lady.Even my cat was engrossed with the mouse in the Gruffalo so it really is enjoyed by the whole family.

  17. jo liddement Reply

    These books would be an amazing treat for my granddaughter who enjoys reading and story time

  18. We love Julia Donaldsons books in our house – these would be amazing for my little boy!

  19. What a lovely generous giveaway. My little girl would love to watch these and so would I. Thank you for the chance.

  20. Jo Hutchings Reply

    We’re big Julia Donaldson fans in our house so would love to win this.

  21. Natalie Crossan Reply

    My daughter absolutely loves anything by Julia Donaldson, thank you

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