This is a third delightful tale about Ginger and his friends from award-winning author-illustrator Charlotte Voake. Ginger and the kitten are more than a little put out when a large cat appears and starts eating their dinner and sleeping in their bed. Who is he? The little girl wonders too - and sets out to find the answer...Ginger (9781406325959) won the 1997 Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, was shortlisted for the 1997 Kurt Maschler Award and Highly Commended for the 1998 Kate Greenaway Medal. For more stories about Ginger and his... read more
The book opens with the question: "How are you feeling today?" And this leads on to a spread by spread presentation of a wide range of feelings, including: *Happy * Sad * Excited * Bored * Interested * Angry * Upset * Calm * Silly * Lonely * Scared * Safe *Embarrassed * Shy * Confident * Worried * Jealous * Satisfied The final spread is about Feeling Better because sharing and talking about feelings helps us to feel better. The approach and design follows The Great Big Book of Families, with lots of different children in lots of ... read more
Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels. "One ice-cream truck selling everything sweetBreaks down and blocks the middle of our street. "If you're a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight. But what if it the truck breaks down and blocks the mail truck behind it (now there are two), not to mention a third truck carrying hay? One by one, trucks of all types and sizes and functions are sure to pile up behind... read more
Busy Hen has five little chicks to look after while making sure number six - still an egg- stays warm. The last thing she needs is hairy, scary Fox sniffing about. She is frantic when the other birds warn her that her chicks are in danger, but her five little chicks are a lot braver than she realises! From the author of "Hug" and "Duck in the Truck", this rollicking, rhythmic Easter text is rammed with catchy refrains that beg to be shouted out. Children will love the repeated action words and thinking of new ways to act them out.
Every day, the bus driver finishes his cup of tea, puts on his jacket and sets off on his route. Every day , the man with the big red tie gets on at the roundabout, the lady with the pram gets on at the library and the noisy children get on at Clover Drive. But what if one day the driver turned down a new and exciting road, and picked up new and exciting people? So many people that the bus simply wouldn't be big enough? Well, they would only be one solution ...A bright, bold and funny book with a surprise GIANT fold-out ending.
This is a new paperback edition of this charming title in the popular and expanding "Usborne Picture Books" series, which introduces very young children to key subjects in a friendly and informative way. Young children will be enthralled as they follow the imaginative adventures of a little boy who is whisked back in time as he plays in the ruins of a castle, only to find himself transported to the hustle and bustle of the building in its heyday - complete with jousts, banquets and valiant deeds. The delightful illustrations of Ben... read more
Are apples not your thing? Not bonkers about bananas? Not great with grapes? What you need is a fruit bat. Get one of these adorable little creatures and they will eat all your fruit for you. Now, you just have to find a fruit bat of your very own. That should be easy...right? Beware, this adventure-filled journey into a jungle might just leave you batty for blackberries after all!
Small Knight and George the Dragon are setting sail on an important mission - to find treasure and save their crumbling castle! But will their pirate ship survive the stormy seas? And what will happen when they come face to face with the fearsome Captain Swashmebuckle?
Reminiscent of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this story is an absolute delight to read aloud, enabling a child to really join in. An alligator is creeping up the stairs, slithering down the hall and swishing and swooshing its tremendous tail and the children are very scared. Until they decide they've had enough of all this scary alligator stuff! And they banish him back to where he came from. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this reissue of the award-winning picture book Snip Snap! is a real treat!
Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug! Douglas is a irresistible and hugely popular character created by David Melling - one of today's leading author/illustrators.
From the internationally successful creator of Felicity Wishes, comes a brand new girl character - Princess Pearl. Pearl is an ordinary girl - but she has a very extraordinary secret. She is a real sea princess! When Pearl searches in her wardrobe for something warm to wear she accidentally falls into the Underwater Kingdom and transforms into a beautiful princess. But there's an emergency going on under the sea. Princess Velvet has been swept up on a tidal wave all the way from their enemies in the Reef Kingdom. Can Pearl befriend... read more
This cased Interactive Novelty board book is a perfect first introduction to telling the time for toddlers. The simple text allows Tor Freeman's wonderful, humorous and detailed artwork to tell the story. Each page is richly detailed with tons to spot and flaps to lift throughout as well as questions to start discussions with your child. And as if that wasn't enough, the interactive moving clock hands are both sturdy and easy to turn. Learning to tell the time has never been such fun!
A lyrical story of night-time, in which four small children and a black cat find themselves enchanted with the loveliness of the hot summer night and the magic of the moon. Illustrated by the author of the acclaimed picture book classic, Where the Wild Things Are
Bella loves lying in her garden in the afternoon. But what is that sound? Bella thinks she can hear a quiet, tinkling voice. She opens her eyes to find two butterflies hovering above her. But are they butterflies? Bella looks closely and to her amazement realises they are fairies! Ages 3+.
It's Peppa's birthday and she is very excited. There is going to be a party - with presents and games and a cake - hooray! There will even be a special show from Magic Daddy. Abracadabra! But will Peppa's birthday wish come true when she blows out her candles? A picture book story that's perfect for reading at bedtime, playtime and over and over again! Based on the hit pre-school animation, "Peppa Pig", shown daily on Five's "Milkshake" and "Nick Jnr".
Boot and Shoe were born into the same litter, and now they live in the same house. They eat out of the same bowl, pee on the same tree, and sleep in the same bed. But they spend their days apart - Boot is always on the back porch because he's a back porch kind of dog, and Shoe likes to be on the front porch because he's a front porch kind of dog. This is exactly perfect for them. But then a crazy neighbourhood squirrel arrives ...and everything goes topsy-turvy! Caldecott Honor Medalist Marla Frazee brings her signature wit, tende... read more
There were ten in the bed and the little one said, 'Let's play'! So they did in this second delightful story about their bedtime games. They played pirates, flying and dancing, ghosts and monster ...and what a time they had! As well as being great fun, this is a useful early maths book, offering children possibilities of counting, adding, subtracting and dividing.