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Ella Bailey is a brilliant young illustrator, who graduated with a first class BA (Hons) from Falmouth University in 2013. She lives in Nottingham.
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The naming of cats is notoriously difficult, as the little girl in this delightful picture book finds out. She tries all sorts of names for her new kitten, none of which meet with his approval, until finally – as cats will – he ups and leaves. She can’t find him anywhere, but somehow returns home with a new pet – something altogether different! Simon Philip’s text provides Ella Bailey with opportunity to illustrate a variety of scenes, each one packed with detail and marvellous characters, both human and feline! You don’t need to be a cat lover to appreciate this clever, unusual story and there are twists in the tale to make everyone laugh. ~ Andrea Reece
The very first picture book from the winner of The Great British Bake Off and national treasure, Nadiya Hussain, beautifully illustrated by Ella Bailey. A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It's there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, and even when his friends come over to visit. How can he escape his worries? Having suffered with panic disorder herself for as long as she can remember, Nadiya wrote this heartfelt story to help give children and parents the tools they need to talk about worries and anxiety, to ensure that no child suffers in silence.
A lonely young prince wants to get married, but how can he find a real princess? Peep through the pages to find out in this enchanting board book, with delicate cutaway scenes, flaps to lift and beautiful illustrations from Ella Bailey. A gorgeous introduction to Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale.
Create your own spooky tales - based on a unique and award-winning format, this game contains 20 storytelling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be interchanged or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, and there are even three alternative endings! When all the puzzle pieces are used, they stretch out to over 8-feet long to tell your own mega story! Can you help a friendly family of ghosts save their house from the bulldozers? How will you evade the evil ghost catcher at the funfair and release all the captured spirits ... or do the pieces hold another tale? Tell a different story each time you play!
When Maya and her family move to the countryside, strange things start to happen at night. Who is it that keeps tidying the house after everyone has gone to bed? While her parents don't believe her, Maya knows that there is a mysterious creature living in their new home. This unwanted resident gets very upset when it realizes it won't be getting the bowl of porridge it expects to receive in exchange for doing the housekeeping. As the furious creature wreaks havoc on the household, will Maya and her family find a way to resolve this situation, or will they have to leave their new home? A delightful story of magic and fantasy, Che Golden's The Porridge Plot is also a touching portrayal of family life, which emphasizes the importance of love and togetherness.
The four March sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - live in financial hardship in New England with their mother, while their father has been drafted to fight in the Civil War. The girls embark on a series of adventures and endure a number of unexpected misfortunes - experiences that allow their personalities to emerge: Meg sensible and outgoing, Jo literary and boyish, Beth musical and shy, and Amy artistic and selfish - but the bonds holding together the March family remain unbroken.Initially written as a novel for girls, Little Women is now regarded as an all-time American classic for all readers, inspiring generations of women writers and giving rise to many adaptations. ABOUT THE SERIES: Alma Classics Junior series of illustrated classics includes some of the greatest books ever written for younger readers and new translations of unjustly neglected international works. Our aim is to give our list an international feel and offer young readers to opportunity to connect with other cultures and literatures - this applies not only to the titles we chose but also to the illustrators we commission - so that we can bring a bit of novelty into the canon of British children's literature. All children's classics contain extra material for young readers, including a profile of the author, a section on the book, a list of characters, a glossary and a test-yourself quiz.
From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious penguin chick. In the latest volume of Ella Bailey's picture book exploration of the daily lives of baby animals, we head to the ice shelf to meet a young penguin chick. What does she and her family eat? How many brothers and sisters does she have? What do they do for fun?
From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious lion cub. A new series of children's books focused on the way our young animal friends spend a day begins with a curious lion cub. Minding his mother and playing with his father, this little lion can't help chasing trouble and fun as he explores the little corner of that big blue planet he shares with us. Fans of animals, nature, and ecology will be thrilled by the adventures of our playful lion cub as they learn all about young animals and their homes. Ella Bailey's breathtaking illustrations present biologically and factually accurate depictions of our animal friends, and children will be able to see a bit of themselves in these young animals. All readers will be delighted to learn about the natural world and its inhabitants with this book.
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