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A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies, the award-winning author of A First Book of Nature, presents a spellbinding treasury of poems about the animal world, illustrated in breathtaking detail by Petr Horacek. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, fireflies twinkling in the evening sky and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods – there are animals everywhere. From blue whales to bumblebee bats and everything in between, A First Book of Animals takes you all over the planet to visit all kinds of different creatures. This book is a glorious celebration of life in the wild in all its variety and splendour, and belongs on every child’s bookshelf.
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal
The Puffin Book Of Five-Minute Stories
A lively collection of nineteen five-minute stories – a mix of old and new, from Perrault’s LITTLE RED RIDING-HOOD and the traditional tale of THE GINGERBREAD MAN, to Margaret Mahy’s HORRENDOUS HULLABALOO and Dick King-Smith’s BLESSU. There are stories about animals, magic and mermaids – and much more too in this very special book, illustrated in full colour throughout by Steven Cox.
Mrs Pepperpot Strikes Again
Mrs Pepperpot can’t choose when she will shrink to the size of a pepperpot – it just happens. But whatever she does, whether it’s swimming with a frog, rescuing a baby bird, or seeing off an unwelcome visitor, Mrs Pepperpot will always save the day.
A Great Big Cuddle
In this exuberant compilation, Michael Rosen invites children to joyfully celebrate sounds and the infinite possibilities of language. Nonsense verses with the feel of classic nursery rhymes tickle the ear and set feet tapping while expressive illustrations by Chris Riddell illuminate the larger-than-life characters. With subject matter that runs the gamut of a child’s emotional range from hungry and angry to wiggly and giggly, these thirty-six clever poems will delight little listeners.
Everybody Was a Baby Once
They’re back! The inspired creators of The Runaway Dinner and The Pencil serve up a shouting, screaming, smiling, whistling, playing, chasing, rhyming romp. Nineteen impishly illustrated poems present a unique cast of babies and witches, sausages and robbers, and a few favorite nursery-rhyme characters sure to entice everybody who ever was a baby.
Honey for You, Honey for Me
Flying pigs, wobbling plates of jelly and a giant with a terrible fear of mice: welcome to the topsy-turvy world of nursery rhymes. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with these wonderful, riddling rhymes, Michael Rosen has placed familiar playground songs beside forgotten gems for a seminal new collection, which Chris Riddell has brought to vivid life with his magnificent, exuberant pictures. Expect familiar faces, from little Jumping Joan to Miss Mary Mack-Mack-Mack – but also plenty of mischievous surprises. With over thirty rhymes to choose between, this is a book for families to share and treasure.