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Shongololo is a greedy little worm who lives happily in his garden but refuses to share it with anyone. In fact, he is proud of the fact that he has no friends. Then one day, disaster strikes when a hungry eagle decides that Shongololo will make a juicy snack! After his nastiness, will the other garden creatures want to rescue Shongololo?
Young readers will be drawn into the drama of this tale of selfishness, kindness, and compassion, accompanied by imaginative and colourful illustrations.
David’s magical new masterpiece is the perfect winter’s tale, inviting his readers to journey back to Victorian London in his biggest adventure yet.
When Elsie, a young orphan, hears of the arrival of a mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth discovered at the North Pole – she’s desperate to find out more. A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic.
The Ice Monster is a comedic tale of adventure, possibility and the glorious unlikely friendship of a ten-year-old girl and a 10,000-year-old mammoth. The characters and atmosphere are vividly brought to life by Tony Ross’ stunning line illustrations.
A delightful treasury of 8 stories, The BIG Book of Animal Stories features charming animal characters and beautiful illustrations from a variety of authors and illustrators. While each story has a heart-warming message, parents/carers and children will enjoy reading them together and are sure to find a new family favourite.
At the back there are some suggestions for adults in order to add to children’s enjoyment of the stories.
Songololo is ’n gulsige wurmpie wat gelukkig is in sy tuin maar weier om dit met enigiemand te deel. Om die waarheid te se, hy is trots daarop dat hy geen vriende het nie. Dan, op ’n rampspoedige dag, besluit ’n honger arend hy sal ’n smaaklike happie uitmaak! Sal die ander tuinwesens Songololo na al sy gemeenheid wil red? Jong lesers sal ingetrek word in die drama van hierdie verhaal van selfsug, goedhartigheid en deernis, aangevul deur verbeeldingryke en kleurryke illustrasies.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to rhino conservation.
In this tale between a rhino & a bee, children will:
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Haas Das, die geliefde nuusleser van Diereland, en sy assistent, Piet Muis, is terug met Diereland se manewales in hierdie veelkleurige leesboeke. In hierdie uitsending word Haas Das deur Snawel Knawel ontvoer! Diereland is baie bekommerd oor die vermiste nuusleser. Die gewilde Haas Das- stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.
Harwarrus Horribalus Heldehelm die Derde was 'n swaardvegter, draak¬fluisteraar en die grootste Wiking-held wat nog ooit gelewe het. Die draakrebellie het begin. Harwarrus is stoksielalleen en in ballingskap. Mense sowel as drake maak jag op hom - sy enigste hoop is dat hy die draakjuweel sal opspoor. Maar waar moet hy begin soek?
Danny works at Belle Vue Zoo, where - alongside training the famous elephant Maharajah - he helps out with the day-to-day tasks of caring for the animals. But when animals start escaping, Danny is the prime suspect: after all, he was a former street urchin and pickpocket. When a man turns up claiming to be his father, the plot thickens. Can Danny untangle the mystery of the animal escapade - and find out where he really belongs - in order to clear his name?
A brand new young fiction series by TV broadcaster and intrepid explorer Ben Fogle, inspired by his real-life animal experiences... Co-written with best-selling children's author Steve Cole and illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white illustrations by Nikolas Ilic. You can always count on Mr Dog to help an animal in trouble... When a mother rabbit is captured in a trap, he ends up playing bunnysitter... But someone wants rid of All the rabbits, not just this one, and time is running out for Mr Dog to save them...
Almal van Menseland is verheug om Haas Das, die geliefde nuusleser van Diereland, en sy assistent, Piet Muis, en hulle manewales weer te geniet in hierdie veelkleurige leesboeke. In hierdie uitsending ontsnap Frekie Ystervark nouliks van Hoohoeff Hiena en die diere bewonder Hasie Kwassie se nuwe hardloopskoene! Die gewilde Haas Das-stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.
Almal van Menseland sal verheug wees om Haas Das, die geliefde nuusleser van Diereland, en sy assistent, Piet Muis, en hulle manewales weer te geniet in hierdie veelkleurige leesboeke. Al die ander vermaaklike karakters is ook terug; soos grootoom Flapoor Olifant, oompie Bulletjie Wildebees, Stokkina Meerkat, Hasie Kwassie, Moeder Raaf en vele meer! Die gewilde Haas Das-stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.
'Action, adventure, wolves, snow ... this story has EVERYTHING. I devoured it so quickly I need to read it again.' EMMA CARROLL Northumbria, 866. Washed ashore on a frozen English beach, Ylva's survived. She will not cry. She's meant to be strong. She's a Viking. But when her mother dies at the hand of a three-fingered man, and the wolves of the forest circle closer, Ylva will need more than the memory of her mother's stories to stay alive. Can she shape her own legend? Will it end in revenge - or is there another way?
The trouble began when Badger was wrapping Owl's birthday present. This particular roll of sticky tape was... particularly sticky! When Badger gets himself into a sticky situation, can anyone help to untangle him? A fabulously funny, quirky picture book from the incredibly talented Anna Doherty.
The THIRD book in the outragously funny series from Dav Pilkey! Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade. If only the Chief would throw him a bone every once and a while... Dog Man needs to dry up the drool, dust away the dander, and roll out of the refuse if he's going to impress the Chief, and he needs to do it fast! Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity istaking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purrfect crime?
If you took a Bear to the cinema, what could possibly go wrong? EVERYTHING! Daisy loves the cinema, but Bear has never been. As the film starts, she munches, crunches and slurps through her treats. She needs the loo. Shelaughs, in all the wrong places,and takes a phonecall. Everyone is fed up with the bear, but when the film suddenly stops, Bear knows just how to get the crowd cheering... A stylish picture book about the joys of going to the cinema by Fabi Santiago, whose TIGER IN A TUTU was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Price in 2017.
The first thrilling fantasy novel in Stuart Hill's acclaimed ICEMARK series: magnificent, steely-edged and epic! When her father dies nobly in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between dangerous neighbours. Thirrin must raise an army to protect her people from seemingly invincible Imperial invaders. Her search for allies takes her beyond her northern borders, to former enemies in the Land-of-the-Ghosts and onwards to the frozen Hub ofthe World. But can she save her kingdom? '[A] dazzlingly confident debut about power and personal discovery' THETIMES 'A wonderful, swashbuckling read and an exceptional debut.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS
Macca the Alpaca is the alpaca-llama mashup of the year! Perfect for fans of Oi, Frog! and You Can't Take anElephant on the Bus. Macca is an alpaca. He loves splashing in puddles, and he gives the very best cuddles. Harmer is a llama. He's tall, strong and woolly, but he's also a BIG BULLY. When a friendly alpaca comes face-to-face with a meanie llama,he soon realises that LLAMA DRAMA lies ahead. But, who knows, perhaps the differences that separate the two will be exactly what brings them together in the end. A heartwarming story of friendship, acceptance and the value of being yourself.
A funny, heart-shattering novel about a fierce parrot, a big-hearted boy and a spirited elderly widow, all learning to live fully-fledged lives. Born in the back of a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape, to fly off with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by 12-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by Mrs Albertina Plopky, Alastair's hopeful vision for the future crash-lands. In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, chewing a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to Aggie and their flight to freedom. This debut novel is a heart-felt, bird's-eye view of love and what it means to break free from the cages we build for ourselves- and the courage it may take to finally let go.
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