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Books in the series: Walker Eireann

Pog Mar Seo (A Kiss Like This)

Pog Mar Seo (A Kiss Like This)

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

From prolific Irish artist, Mary Murphy, comes a stunning Irish language picture book that will evoke lots of giggles, gurgles and smiles - not to mention kisses - from little babies! Prestigious poet and translator, Gabriel Rosenstock, captures in Irish all the fun, fizz and warmth of Mary Murphy's picture book words in this young, interactive title all about ... kissing! Did you know that a giraffe kiss is gentle and tall ... like this! *Mwaaaah!* Then there are kisses that are quick and small ... others are fizzy and bubbly ... some are even long and tooty-tooty! There are SO many different types of kisses, just turn the page to see! This split-page book, with its cast of loveable, cuddly-looking parent-and-child animals is the perfect gift for a new baby or a young family who wish to encourage a love of the Irish language in their child.

Ar an mBothar le Mavis agus Marge (On the Road with Mavis and Marge)

Ar an mBothar le Mavis agus Marge (On the Road with Mavis and Marge)

Author: Niamh Sharkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

A beautiful new Irish language edition of an award-winning picture book from the Laureate na nOg. Mavis and Marge are different from other animals. They want to go a-wandering. So off they go - over the hills, across the sea, and up to the moon they go, gathering a band of free-range friends on the way. But, suddenly, from across the milky way, home has a distant allure... Translated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, this is a wonderful adventure story for first-time Irish readers.

Bardal Feirmeora (Farmer Duck)

Bardal Feirmeora (Farmer Duck)

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy old farmer in this classic tale of justice from acclaimed Irish writer Martin Waddell. A perfect introduction to the Irish language for young children! There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the poor duck works and works, through rain and hail, the farmer lazes about ... barking out commands from his bed. But, one day, the other animals decide to take action! It's time to stand up to that lazy farmer! This story of heroism and comradeship, with illustrations that are as stunningly beautiful and powerful as they are truly funny, make this new Irish edition a book to be read again and again ... and again!

Cuil Bheag Og (Tiny Little Fly)

Cuil Bheag Og (Tiny Little Fly)

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

A stunning, bold and funny picture book from Michael Rosen and rising star illustrator Kevin Waldron, in the Irish language for very first time! When Tiny Little Fly sees great big toes (and lands on a great big nose), the poor elephant tries - tramp, crush, tramp - but can't catch it. Off flies the fly! The teasing insect easily misses the rhino's roll, squash, roll and the tiger's swat, swoop, snatch too but ... these very BIG animals are getting VERY annoyed! How will Tiny Little Fly's adventure end? Will he get away and fly fly fly? From Michael Rosen and Kevin Waldron, translated by Gabriel Rosenstock, comes this wonderful read-aloud story for the very young that chalks one up for the little guy.

Is Geal Liom Sibh Go Leir (You're All My Favourites)

Is Geal Liom Sibh Go Leir (You're All My Favourites)

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

A perfect book for families to share together and a perfect introduction to the Irish language for the very young! From the inimitable team that brought you Guess How Much I Love You comes a gorgeous, reassuring story about three little bear siblings, who one day begin to wonder how they they can ALL be the most wonderful bears in the whole wide world to their parents? Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear must set about reassuring their three little bears - who are all different - that each one of them is equally special and equally loved.

Ulchabhain Oga (Owl Babies)

Ulchabhain Oga (Owl Babies)

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

A beautifully translated Irish language edition of the perennial best seller Owl Babies. An ideal first foray into Gaeilge for the very young! Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home. This stunning title reassures little children that Mommy will always come home.

Stiucai Stiugtha (The Ravenous Beast)

Stiucai Stiugtha (The Ravenous Beast)

Author: Niamh Sharkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

An amazing Irish-language translation of this deliciously illustrated read-aloud. Little children will be hungry, hungry, hungry for more! The ravenous beast is hungry; in fact, he's ravenous! But is he the hungriest animal of all? Nonsense smonsense, scoff the other animals, and Hokum Pokum! But they want to watch out or the ravenous beast might just gobble 'em up and swallow 'em down! Niamh Sharkey's unmistakable style and stylish palette create a beautiful book that's almost good enough to eat!

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