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A collection of nine absolutely charming short stories about friendship, dancing, memories, and lots of cake, all set in a wonderful world created by the author. This delightful title contains a forest, a river, an ocean, an oak tree and lots and lots of animals and of course a world of imagination where anything is possible. These wonderful whimsical animal tales are perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate illustrations in this collection of lyrical stories that will captivate readers of all ages. A sister book to this beautifully packaged little gift hardback isLetters to Anyone and Everyone. A message from Wendy Cooling, children’s books author and editor:‘Toon’s stories are beautifully told, quirky, and delightful, and have the warmth of the wonderful Pooh stories. Jessica Ahlberg’s illustrations perfectly complement the mood of the writing, they’re a joy!’
Winner of the 2011 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation [translated by Martin Cleaver]. Discover an extraordinary treasury of letters in this wonderful collection of short stories from Toon Tellegen and beautifully illustrated with Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate touch. Whether it’s a letter from Elephant to snail inviting him to dance or the squirrel’s letter to a table or the mole who writes letters to himself, you’re sure to find that the letters between all these animals and the world around them will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. A sister book to this beautifully packaged little gift hardback is The Squirrel’s Birthday and other Parties and the eagerly awaited third one in the series, Far Away Across the Sea will be published in September 2011. Of the win: Martin Cleaver said “I am honoured to receive the Marsh Award and delighted at this recognition. It has always been my dream that English-speaking children and adults should be able to enjoy literature and films from other cultures and language areas. Subtitling and literature in translation has a major role to play in this.” Publisher, David Bennett, expressed delight at the award and said “it is made all the more significant being a small, independent publisher, and being able to choose extraordinary texts - Toon’s work is a vault of gems.” The shortlisted books for the Marsh Award in Translation 2011 were: The Pasta Detectives by Andreas Steinhofel, translated from German by Chantal Wright Letters to Anyone and Everyone by Toon Tellegen, translated from Dutch by Martin Cleaver No and Me by Delphine de Vigan, translated from French by George Miller David's Story by Stig Dalager, translated from Danish by Frances Osterfelt and Cheryl Robson
A brilliantly told and exciting doggy story with a Christmassy theme, this latest adventure for the friendly and kind Jake tells how he sets out to rescue his friends. Jake loves looking forward to Christmas but this year everything is spoilt when his friends are kidnapped. Jake may be a bit unruly and is sometimes badly behaved but he is very kind and very brave and he soon sets to work to get everyone safely home just in time to celebrate Christmas! Annette and Nick Butterworth have always kept dogs and the inspiration for Jake is from two dogs in particular, the real life Jake, who played a major role in the creation of Percy the Park Keeper, and Sheppy. Click here to see other stories featuring Jake.
This is the fourth thrilling African adventure featuring Martine, her beloved giraffe Jemmy and Martine’s best friend Ben. With just 13 days to investigate the mysterious goings on at the Game Reserve and the fate of 20 missing elephants, Martine must stop at nothing to unearth the truth. Either that or she stands to lose the wildlife sanctuary and the animals altogether. There’s simply no-one better than Lauren St John for such vivid descriptions of Africa and the wild animals featured. To see other titles in the series, please click here
Astrosaurs Series - No. 15. Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! Teggs has a nightmare about sabre-toothed bananas and can't believe it when he's actually attacked by them in the middle of a mission. Strange things start happening to the other astrosaurs too - things they dream of are popping into reality to get them. Can Teggs and the gang figure out what's going on?
Lovable Jake is an ordinary dog with some very special qualities. Exciting stories written in easy-to-read texts with highly attractive illustrations make the Jake books perfect for first time readers. In Jake in Danger, Jake has to prove his innocence when he’s accused of stealing a swan. To view other titles featuring this wonderful canine click here.
Jake is an ordinary dog but with some very special qualities. Exciting stories written in easy-to-read texts with highly attractive illustrations that match them well make the Jake books perfect for first time readers. In Jake a Friend Indeed, Jake is off on his first holiday and also his first visit to a farm. Although he gets into all kinds of trouble, he also turns out to be a saviour and a hero.
The enjoyable interactions of the animals that live at Mudpuddle Farm are brilliantly brought to life by former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. Different animals are highlighted in the six separate adventures. There’s the cunning of Mossop the lazy cat who is given one last chance to see off the mice in the barley sacks; the dramatic adventures of Albertine the Goose when she outwits the fox; how Jigger the sheep dog enjoys his day off; what happens when Pintsize the piglet tries to fly; some unusual behaviour from Egbert the goat and a threat to them all when it seems as if the aliens have landed.
Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett delights with another wonderful new book. Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of big dogs and small dogs, hairy dogs and bald dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs delight in themselves but the best is kept to the end when the reader finds out exactly who the narrator is! Be sure to check out Emily Gravett's other titles by clicking here.
Astrosaurs Series - No. 14. Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass! Teggs and the crew are sent on a special mission - to the Carnivore Sector.
Captivating illustrations and lively text make this a terrific first guide for young children about the wildife they can find in their garden or around a nearby park. Through questions and answers, children can discover twenty common garden animals, each of them stunningly illustrated in its natural habitat. Clues to each animal are given and then the reader can turn the page to discover the answer and to learn even more facts. To view other titles in our 'Get Out and About' genre click here.
Be amazed by the incredible 3-D illustrations which bring out every detail of the fascinating life of insects. While the illustrations provide the centre attraction, the scientific text offers a wealth of important information which is clearly written and easily accessible. Once the main features of insects has been presented, the book looks at the different ways insect groups work including taking a detailed look inside a bee hive and gives an in depth study of different kinds of spiders.
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