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In this adaptation of The Emperor's New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position and this trickster weasel has a plan. He will build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. Travis' magical cover is so transparent that only those smart enough and special enough can even see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?Show more
Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo turns his storytelling skills to the drama and tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, read by Christopher Barlow.TORO! TORO! is the story of a young boy growing up in Andalucia, Spain, on a farm rearing bulls for the bull ring. Antonito hand-rears a little black calf, but the boy doesn't yet understand the fate of the black bulls - the corrida and death. Later, learning of the horrors of the bull fight, he frees Paco, and rides with him into the hills. There they witness the beginning of the Spanish Civil War and Antonito is left alone - his family and the farm are destroyed by bombs, and Paco has run off, wild with fright. He decides to stay in the hills, where he joins the Resistance fighters. Around the campfire, Antonito hears tales of the wonderful black bull, who becomes a symbol of freedom for them all. Could this really be Paco? One night, Antonito falls asleep and dreams of Paco. In the morning, he wakes to see hoof prints on the ground beside him...A delightful story, full of nostalgia and drama in the author's own inimitable style. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.Show more
From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy's pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart)."I was there," Papa Toto said, and those magic words sent shivers down my spine. It was going to be the Wizard story. "Dorothy and me were both there."We were all silent, snuggled up together, waiting, waiting.Then Papa Toto began...When a twister descends on their Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy hide in the house - only to be plucked into the air and whisked away!Coming down with a crash in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meet a series of extraordinary characters: a scarecrow who believes he has no brains, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion who may not be as cowardly as he thinks he is.But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home - after all, home is home, and home is best! So they set off with their new friends on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the only person who might be able to help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.But what they find might surprise them. And on the way, all of them will learn that what they think they are missing might have been there, all along...An unforgettable telling of a classic story.Show more
Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. For fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets, 101 Dalmatians and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh rat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late? Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).' (P) 2017 Hodder Children's BooksShow more
One of the most recognizable animals among early readers, toucans are known for their vibrant coloring and large bills. These tropical birds live in small flocks high up in rain forest canopies. This title will dazzle readers with interesting facts and beautiful photos of these vocal birds.Show more
The rain forest is full of color, and toucans prove it! These vivid birds flap through the rain forest canopy, using their bills to peel tasty fruit along the way. This bright book takes young readers on a journey through the rain forest biome, where they’ll learn all about how the toucan survives its wild home!Show more
One of the greatest joys in life is to be the proud parent of a little puppy. Finding the best pup for your home may be a simple task, given that there are over 6.5 million animals in shelters. However, they aren’t always easy additions to your home. From chewing and barking, to using the bathroom in your home, you can run into a lot of issues with a new puppy if you’re not properly prepared. Some people will even go as far as saying puppies are harder to care for than their newborn babies! Regardless of what you believe, if you’re willing to invest the effort into training a new pup, then you will definitely see an improvement in their behavior and the relationship between the two of you. In this book, you will gladly discover: - How to choose the best dog for your home - Conditions that are specific to a dog breed to keep in mind for the future - Preparing your home for the arrival of your new pup - How to implement positive habits from the beginning - Dog training principles - Everything you need to know about potty training - Overall, basic training rules that send the grounds for building a solid foundation - And much more that you’ll be happy to find! This book also contains a convenient training plan that that can cater to your needs. Bringing home a puppy is a monumental moment that can make a positive impact on yours and your family’s life for years to come. Let this book help you in preparing for your new buddy to come home and join the family. Though at times the relationship between you and your future puppy may be difficult, a guide such as this, along with some effort, will certainly help build a positive relationship between you and your furry, new friend.Show more
Cavemen! Wolves! Bad Manners! A troll, a candy store and bunny rabbits? Plus lots and lots of chocolate! Your whole family will enjoy listening. Written and performed by world-travelling storyteller Mark Binder, this 65 minute audio book includes 10 stories, dozens of voices and thousands of vivid images. Great for Grades PK-3.Show more
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