This reworked version of the traditional tale of the hardworking, unaided Little Red Hen continues until her own baby chick befriends the offspring of the lazy cat, rat and pig and together they play. By the end of the day each baby learns a new lesson in forgiveness and sharing.
Once upon a time, in a tower near you, Lived a sad princess; the Princess Sue. "Some day," she sighed, "my prince will come, But I wish he'd move his royal bum." But when Princess Sue's prince finally does arrive, he's not quite what she had in mind. Find out how the feisty princess escapes the clutches of her twit of a princ... read more
|Series:||Dragon Brothers Trilogy|
When a passing dragon flies off with their family dog, brothers Flynn and Paddy go to the rescue. Book one of a The Dragon Brothers Trilogy.
Red, orange, green, yellow, blue - discover a world of colour in this brand new look-and-touch board book from Maisy! Maisy and all her friends are on hand to show off their favourite colourful foods, including tasty yellow bananas and some delicious apples. This gorgeous board book combines bright, vibrant hues with embossin... read more
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - learn to count with your favourite mouse in this brand new look-and-touch board book! Lovable Maisy Mouse is counting her favourite animals. Help her count one, two, three, four, five...butterfiles, tortoises, fizzy fish, swirly snails and one stripy tiger will guide you through your first numbers in this trul... read more
What is a Treevipus? A fantastic creature with the head of a trunkfish, the body of a weevil and the tail of a platypus, of course! Here, a host of creatures presented in humorous pictures and informative captions take on new names, and a hilarious new identity when their heads, bodies and legs are swapped around as the pages... read more
She's nice, my mum...My mum's a fantastic cook, and a brilliant juggler. She's a great painter,and the strongest woman in the world! She's really nice, my mum. This book is a warm, funny tribute to Mum (and to mums everywhere) by the brilliant author/illustrator Anthony Browne.
Rosie's walk around the farmyard, pursued by the hungry but clumsy fox, has become a beacon in the world of children's picture books, an ever-popular classic which generations have enjoyed. Children love the humour of this near-wordless story. One disaster after another befalls the poor fox while Rosie goes on her way, suprem... read more
|Author:||Margaret Mahy Illustrated by Polly Dunbar|
When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, ele... read more
A big sister is horrified when she can't fit into her swimming costume. Her BOTTOM IS SOO BIG! But her little sister has some good advice.There follows a wonderful romp through history and fairyland, as the little sister explains exactly why a big bottom can be useful. Father Christmas needs one for crash landings and, if you... read more
Meet Lizzy, whose family are in the clothing industry. Very few people probably know that Queen Victoria made the wearing of underpants popular. At the beginning of her reign very few women wore them. But Queen Victoria made tartans, perambulators and chloroform fashionable. By the time she died just about every woman in B... read more
Aye-Aye has just joined Miss Deer's Academy for Aspiring Picture-Book Animals. His classmates all look rather more conventionally cute and fluffy than he does. They are the sorts of animals you'd expect to find in a picture book. But Aye-Aye would love to be in a picture book-it's his absolute dream. His naturally kind and ch... read more
While the kiwi is often depicted as an endangered national symbol in need of our protection, this book takes a dramatically different route. Kiwi: The Real Story invites the reader into the secret night world of the North Island brown kiwi, illuminating the facts about its habitat, diet, dating and mating, and parenting. Be... read more
|Author:||John Vernon Lord|
One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town. What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich - that's what!
Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - And two lovely sisters who play on the flute - But Mr Magnolia has only one boot. In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and a... read more
Far, far away in the high, high mountains in a deep, deep valley in a dark, dark cave - there lived a mighty dragon.' He was an awesome and frightening creature, terrorising whole armies, destroying castles, demolishing forests and kidnapping princesses. But this mighty dragon had a deep, dark secret...
|Series:||Little Red Train|
The first charming tale in "The Little Red Train" series which will appeal to all little boys and girls obsessed with engines, trains and things that go! Oh no! Duffy has forgotten to put on the brake and the Little Red Train has set off down the track without its driver! Can Duffy catch up with the runaway train? Maybe with ... read more
'Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme from the irreverent and observant pen of Jeanne Willis will resonate profoundly. Adrian Reynolds' exuberant illustrations highlight the fun!
A cat sleeps, curled up in a warm place, and while it sleeps it dreams...of being a tiger, flame cat of the forest; a cheetah - fast as the wind on the African plains; a lion, lounging through the heat of the day, tangled in sunshine on the African savannah; a jaguar, perfectly camouflaged deep in the jungle. And the cat drea... read more
|Author:||Jan Ormerod illus. Freya Blackwood|
Maudie's world revolves around Maudie. Bear's world also revolves around Maudie - he is as patient and solid as a rock. Maudie is so confident of Bear's love she makes little effort to deserve it. Bear's remedy for loving Maudie is to love her some more. Perfectly captured is the intricate relationship between parent and child.