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‘The perfect marriage of rhyme and pictures … A joy from start to finish’ Daily Mail ‘Fabulous rhymes that are a joy to read out, wowey illustrations and winks to the grown-up’ Sunday TimesThe joyful and heartwarming picture book from the number one bestselling author and illustrator ofThe Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog.‘Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay Were scarecrows. (They scared Lots of crows every day.) Harry loved Betty, and Betty loved Harry, So Harry said, ‘Betty, my beauty let’s marry!’‘ Two scarecrows are planning the perfect wedding and set off to find everything on their list. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry O’Hay must become a hero before he and Betty O’Barley can have the wedding of their dreams.

  • Hardcover format comes with a protective dust jacket to make this a special gift for a lifetime
  • A wonderfully funny story with drama, humour, originality – and a happy ending from the UK’s number one picture book author and illustrator
  • Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every page with lots of details to spot
  • From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, which have all been made into animated films
  • Smeds and Smoos is on BBC One at Christmas 2022 with voice artists includingSally Hawkins, Adjoa Andoh, and Rob Brydon
  • Check out Julia and Axel’s The Baddies, the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Product Details





Date published

July 17th, 2014

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.4; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages



UK edition


Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

Photo of Axel Scheffler


  1. Hai ying
    on 27 April 2017

    Love eww

    So this is all about the weirdest love scarecrows

    5 out of 5
  2. Sophie
    on 19 November 2015

    5 stars

    Good book definitely recommend

  3. Faith Fulcher
    on 7 September 2014

    The Scarecrows Wedding

    Having read some very early reviews of the book, I stood and read it before deciding to purchase the title for my grandchildren and I really cannot understand what the fuss is all about. Yes there are a couple of verses towards the end that talk about smoking and what happens if you are not careful but it is being put across in such a way that for the youngsters it is a lesson learnt. All in All, it is a very good story that has a happy ending.

  4. alisha
    on 10 August 2014

    the crows wedding

    i was trying to put on the scarecrows wedding becaes she is old and about to die

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What kids think

  1. sasspa
    on 27 August 2014

    I read it to my little sister when we went camping she loved it so much that she made me read it again and again until she knew it off by heart it is a very cute and a bit romantic.

    2 out of 5

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