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The Big Book of Belonging is for all the children who like to climb trees, run barefoot, splash in paddles, search for bugs, sing with the birds, taste snowflakes and count the stars. By placing children at the heart of the natural world, the book celebrates our connection with planet Earth and reveals the often surprising similarities between humans, animals and plants. Illustrated in Yuval Zommer's inimitable style and packed with quirky natural history facts, readers will discover that sea otters hold hands just like humans do; hermit crabs have homes; and that butterflies also have bedtimes. They'll learn that just as humans have unique fingerprints, zebras have different stripes, cowrie shells have distinct spots and that no two snowflakes are identical. The book's uplifting message will inspire environmentalists young and old alike - we all belong to nature, and nature belongs to us all.
This book is jam-packed with more stickers than there are prickles on a cactus. You'll discover plants that are stinky, carnivorous and as old as a dinosaur and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: * Design your own bouquet of flowers * Stick flies on the corpse flower * Play a game of Cherry Blossom Bingo
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 | The newest addition to Yuval Zommer's bestselling series answers these questions and more as it introduces young children to all kinds of colourful, carnivorous, weird and wonderful flowering plants from around the world. Readers will enjoy learning about different edible flowers and why flowers are fragrant or colourful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.
This book is jam-packed with more stickers than a peacock can shake its feathers at. You'll discover birds that soar, hunt, waddle and show off and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: * Design a hoopoe's crown * Stick the right egg in the nest * Play a game of Blackbird Bingo
Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird's eggs, the bird family tree, why different species of birds have different beaks and feathers, and why some birds migrate and travel vast distances every year. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of bird, including hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, albatrosses and red-crowned cranes. Some will teach children how to spot different birds within a specific variety, for example how to differentiate the American robin from the European robin. Others explore bird habitats, for example showing how birds adapt to live in cities. Finally, the book invites young bird spotters to protect birds where they live and make their gardens bird friendly. This is a big, beautiful book to look at again and again.
Following on from the hugely successful The Big Book of the Blue comes this nonfiction sticker activity book that brings the marine world alive in a creative way. Taking fascinating facts as its starting point, the activities in the book invite children to draw, colour and play games with all manner of ocean wildlife, inspiring children's interest in nature as they play. Sid the Sardine accompanies readers throughout the book, explaining the 20+ activities and games as he swims along. Yuval Zommer's rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest sea-creatures and make fantastic stickers for children to use in their drawings and to complete games and puzzles with.
Shortlisted for the UKLA Shortlist Book Awards 2019 | Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal | Take a tour of the oceans in Yuval Zommer’s engaging reference book. It guides us through the seas in the company of the living creatures you’d see there, from the sea turtles and rainbow schools of fish in tropical waters, to whales and tuna, shoreline dwellers and the inhabitants of the deepest, darkest waters. Each page is wonderful to look at, and answers the questions children really want to ask: how fast does a flying fish need to swim to launch itself out of the water? Who does an octopus need eight arms? How long can a seal hold its breath underwater? There’s information too on the danger to the oceans from pollution and global warming, while a page of ‘fishy-phrases’ gives children the technical language to use when describing the animals that live in the sea. A book to inspire and entertain as well as inform.
This book is jam-packed with more stickers than there are warts on a warthog. You'll discover beasts that growl, prowl, claw and roar and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: - Design your own beaver dam - Stick ants on the armadillos' tongues - Play a game of Guess Whose Paw Prints?
This book is jam-packed with more stickers than a centipede can shake its legs at. You'll discover bugs that creep, crawl, wriggle and fly and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: - Design your own butterfly - Stick flies on the picnic - Play a game of Bugs in a Rug
WINNER of the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards (Non-Fiction 4-7 category) Nominated for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This book opens with introductory spreads explaining that beasts are wild animals that can't be tamed and gives tips on how to spot them in their natural habitats. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with scenic compositions, are dedicated to specific beasts, including armadillos, bears, tigers and the Tasmanian Devil. Later spreads approach the world of beasts thematically, looking at mythical beasts, Ice-Age beasts, beasts on your street and how to save beasts in danger. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts.
Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts.
No party is complete without sensational food. But cooking for a large number of guests can seem daunting, and it's all too easy to fall back on pre-prepared dishes or uninspiring food. World tapas are the perfect solution. These light bites, featuring flavours from all over the world, are easy to prepare and ideal for a range of occasions. Julia Hartley has created 365 mouthwatering, intoxicating and indulgent recipes guaranteed to impress your guests. From crostini to croustades, from teriyaki to tartlets and from muffins to meringues, there is a stunning array of world recipes to choose from.Divided into six clear chapters, The Big Book of World Tapas gives you show-stopping dishes for brunches, cocktail parties, evenings lounging with friends, pre-dinner drinks, parties and special celebrations, and weddings. Whether you want to create a hassle-free selection or go all out and show what you can do, it's all here. From simple and traditional recipes to exquisite and innovative ones, for beginners and more experienced cooks alike - it's party time!
The Greek's called it the 'food of the gods' and it's easy to see why. Delectably sweet, luxuriously soft and divinely smooth - if any ingredient could launch a thousand ships, it would be chocolate. From sauces and desserts, to tarts, biscuits, cakes and drinks, chocolate's versatility is stunning. Whether you want to whip up the most incredibly simple mousse or indulge in chocolate party cake, this book covers it all. From rich chocolate truffles to warm pears with creamy chocolate sauce, from comforting hot chocolate with marshmallow topping to sophisticated chocolate marquise, the flavours, textures and aromas are always utterly intoxicating. The Big Book of Chocolate gives you a superb collection of delicious recipes, all of which are easy to follow and simple to make. Whether you're looking for the perfect way to end a dinner for your family and friends, or just an indulgent treat for yourself, you'll find a delicious array of options, from simple and traditional recipes to exquisite and innovative ones. For beginners and more experienced cooks alike, this is the one-stop bible for chocolate lovers.
Drawing its culinary inspiration from around the world, this book brings you 365 delicious and diverse barbecue recipes. Offering new twists on traditional favorites, such as Thai-style lamb burgers and exotic seafood dishes, or oysters with prosciutto and red peppers, there is a dish to suit everyone and every occasion. All the recipes are easy to follow and quick to make, and they are divided into eight chapters: starters and snacks; fish and shellfish; poultry; meat; vegetables and vegetarian dishes; accompaniments and salads; desserts; and salsa, marinades and butters. The Big Book of Barbecueing and Grilling is the ultimate guide, using fresh ingredients and innovative ideas from a wide range of cuisines, for a perfect accompaniment to the sunshine!
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