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David Bedford was born in Devon, in the south-west of England, in 1969.
After school, David went to university and became a scientist. His first job was as a NATO Scholar scientist in America, where he worked on discovering new antibiotics.
David has always loved to read and decided to start writing stories himself. After a while, he left his science job and began writing full time. He has now had over 15 books published, which have been translated into many languages around the world.
Love is … lots of different things in this delightful picture book: love is ‘that going out feeling when your feet are all warm in your boots’, or ‘love feels like sharing a story, all tucked up and snug in your bed’ – all things in fact that toddlers everywhere will be familiar with. What makes them magical, is the presence of that special person, Mum, who puts love into every daily activity. The text exudes warmth and happiness, and the illustrations of the little bunny skipping through the day with mum then snuggling down to sleep, are full of tenderness. ~ Andrea Reece A Piece of Passion from editor, Leilani Sparrow ~ "Love is that magical feelingwhen you wake up and see a big smile, bright, shining eyes and arms reaching out then having a hug for a while. There is something intensely beautiful and lyrical about this text. It is a special book for special people, a celebration of love and family, and all that it entails. It’s in every detail of every day, going the extra-mile, always being there and fixing things that are wrong. We wanted the artwork to convey the joy that is encapsulated in the text, and John Butler’s characters really capture the affection between the bunny, his family and friends. It’s magical and we hope that you enjoy sharing it."
Little Bear is keen to know all the ways in which Mummy Bear loves him. Gently, Mummy Bear reminds him of all the things that have done in the day that reflect the love they share. Protecting Baby Bear from a frightening storm and helping Baby Bear find nuts, berries and honey for a delicious supper are just some of the ways in which Mummy Bear shows her love all day and every day!
This is the absolutely delightful story of George, a zebra who finds that he doesn’t much enjoy all the things his friends enjoy, like weightlifting and body building. In fact almost the only thing that George likes doing is to boogie! With straight forward language and short sentences this book is great to read aloud and for encouraging young children to practise their reading (and dancing of course!). The illustration style is wonderfully vibrant and complements the text by imbuing it with a wonderful sense of fun and happiness.
The Team have achieved everything Harvey had dreamed they would. They've won a silver trophy, medals, league titles, and they hold the Superstars Record. Harvey, though, has been having a new dream. In it, The Team are playing in the World Cup final... and they're winning! Can Harvey's impossible dream be about to come true?
The Team are on a high. They have just won the Superstars Record for the most unbeaten matches. It's one of the oldest records in the league. The problem is, the record is jinxed.
Harvey is having a bad match. It's too hot. The Team can't score. And then when they do, the Ref says it wasn't a goal. Harvey gets so angry he tells the Ref he isn't doing his job properly... Then Harvey gets his first ever Red Card. He has to leave the field. He won't be able to play in next week's Cup Final. And the worst punishment of all is - he has to go to Referee School!
Harvey has spent his entire life savings on a pair of Armadillo Aces - the best soccer bots money can buy. But when Professor Gertie melts them, and rich kid Jackie Spoyle starts trying to buy up The Team, Harvey is desperate. He needs to play. He needs to keep The Team together. He needs boots - Now
The Team are competing for the Floodlights Cup! The problem is, Harvey has been spending too much time dreaming up new moves for The Team, and not enough time on his schoolwork. Harvey's teacher is not impressed, and bans Harvey from playing soccer. Can The Team win without him?
Harvey and Darren only want to play soccer. But their headmistress, Mrs Pinto, has other ideas. She needs two strong lads for her new project: ballet! And she already has leotards with Harvey and Darren's names on them... This is Harvey's most desperate and tense adventure so far.
The Team are on top! They only need one more point to win the league. But when Darren, the goalkeeper, lets in an easy shot, the rest of The Team are furious. Suddenly they're all arguing - and losing. Will Harvey's brainwave save The Team - or is he being just too silly?
Harvey's football team always loses, but Professor Gertie thinks she has the perfect solution - Mark 1, the Football Machine. He has a metal body covered with squidgy skin and he is programmed to win. Will it take a Football Machine to help the team win at last?