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Where is Easter? asked the little bunny eagerly. But the old owl had dozed off to sleep again in the sun. It must be some place East, thought the bunny and he set off searching. A lonely bunny goes hunting for Easter, where he hopes to find other bunnies. His search takes him through summer, fall, and winter, but only in spring does he find what he's been looking for all along. This special gift edition, now in paper-over-board format, includes a striking new cover and gorgeous endpapers.
A beautifully crafted fantastical mystery from Philippa Pearce, one of the twentieth century's greatest children's novelists, with beautiful illustrations by Helen Craig. A mysterious stranger called Mr Finder offers to help Till find his dog, and they interview various witnesses including a heron, a mole, a riddling cat - and Miss Mousey, whose sketch of a peaceful riverbank offers a vital clue. The quest to find Bess is full of magic but Till begins to mistrust his supposed ally Mr Finder - until at last he realizes the truth, and they track down the real culprit, a finder who likes to keep what he finds. At the end of this enchanting story Till is reunited with his beloved Bess and a new book - of the story - will be born.
Phyllis Root, master of rhythmic read-aloud storytelling, and Helen Craig, of Angelina Ballerina fame, present the final farmyard adventure in their delightful Bonnie Bumble series. From Helen Craig, the illustrator of Angelina Ballerina, comes the seventh and final instalment in the popular Bonnie Bumble series. It's Sunday, and snowflakes as big as balls of wool are falling. The cow, the duck, the hens and even Spot the dog are freezing! So Bonnie, ever the problem-solver, is determined to heat them all up: This will never d-d-d-do, she says, with chattering teeth. Getting busy with needles and wool, she knits and knits and knits - hats and scarves, beakwarmers and tailwarmers... but the animals are still all shivery and cold! Just how can she get the sun to make everyone warm and toasty again? Helen's playful, signature artwork perfectly accompanies the rhythmical, read-aloud text of award-winning writer, Phyllis Root, and makes for a sweet and funny story sure to delight and tickle the youngest of readers.
A wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's-book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. A wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig.
A wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. A wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig.
It's Grandma's birthday and there is no time to lose as Angelina and her friends prepare to put on a very special surprise dressing-up dance show. Join in the fun as they search out costumes and plan the performance in this brand-new story. Then it's time to put on your very own dressing-up show. Pop out the stage, choose a set and matching costumes, then dress Angelina, Alice and Henry ready for your special performance. Bravo!
Angelina is very excited when her new baby sister arrives. But when she wants to show everyone her special dancing prize, they are all too busy admiring the baby. Angelina begins to feel jealous - but then Grandpa and Grandma think of a very special way to show her that big sisters are very important, too!
Angelina is a little mouse who wants more than anything else to become a ballerina. She dances all the time, even when she's supposed to be doing chores or getting ready for school. Mr and Mrs Mouseling are in despair, but then they think of a plan. They decide it's time for Angelina to go to ballet school! She works hard for years and years until she becomes the famous ballerina Mademoiselle Angelina! All little fans of Angelina will love this gorgeous anniverary edition which comes with a paperback copy of the original picture book and a fun guide full of hints and tips on how to be a ballet star.
Follow the trail of a small wooden elephant in this fairy tale full of hope and wonder, designed for readers gaining in confidence. A small wooden elephant is gathering dust in an old house, dreaming of a beautiful white palace, when he's flung into an adventure and finds himself helping three children: Sara, a shy young musician, Nita, who has something to prove, and Jack, who's angry with his mum's new boyfriend... Leaving happiness in his wake - and making several small, whiskery friends along the way - the elephant goes on a magical journey across India, and finally fulfils his dream of seeing the Taj Mahal.
Listen, read and join in with the antics of a little boy and his teddy bear. The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. But one day the bear gets lost and has to be searched for high and low. Join in the fun of this favourite midi-hardback picture book and activity CD performed by an array of stars including Bill Oddie, Imelda Staunton, Jane Horrocks and Brian Blessed. The audio CD contains four story readings, games, songs, activities and music.
The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. One day, the boy and the bear are sharing an ice cream together in a cafe, but when a little girl takes a fancy to the bear and snatches him, the dog and the boy have to act fast!
The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. One day, the boy prepares a picnic and leaves the bear in charge of it while he goes to find his shoes and socks. But guess who runs off with it while he's away?
The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. But one night the bear gets accidentally left behind in the park and has a scary night adventure!
Each of the books in this series tells of an episode in the lives of two friends, Panda and Gander. In Tutti Frutti, Panda and Gander have a big bowl of fruit to share.