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Three little pigs set off to build new homes for themselves. But someone big and bad soon comes looking for a tasty piggy snack . . . Can the pigs outwit the wicked wolf? My First Fairytales are a magical introduction to the well-loved stories that are a key part of every childhood. With fresh and fun illustrations, these simple re-tellings of classic fairy tales make a perfect read for young and old alike!
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. A tiny mouse disturbs King Lion's afternoon nap. 'Don't kill me!' she begs. 'Maybe I can save your life too, one day'. King Lion doesn't believe it - but when he is in real trouble, he learns that even little friends can be great friends. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. A great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
Long ago, the people of Gwadana lived simple, but happy, lives. They had found the secret of happiness. Their lives were very, very orderly. No one broke the rules. There were no police and no jails in that village. There were rules for just about anything and everything you care to think of, and everybody knew those rules well. Yes, they knew the rules very, very well indeed and happily obeyed them all. Until one day…
A sumptuously illustrated treasury of Greek Myths filled with thirty-two lively tales of brave heroes, powerful gods and terrible monsters, bound in a luxury cloth-covered hardback. Including such popular and exciting stories as Pandora's BoxA", The minotaur and the LabyrinthA", Jason and the Golden FleeceA" and more, there are illustrated notes in the margins, which offer further insights into the world and history of Greek myths. At the end of the book, readers will find an extensive reference section with illustrated maps, a glossary of tricky words and a huge Who's Who of locations, heroes, monsters and Gods.
In a land far, far away, a long time ago, a certain town was suddenly beset by a plague of mice. And all were scared of nothing and no one. These mice chased dogs and firghtened cats and made them scuttle off, tails between their legs! The townspeople called a meeting. To the mayor, they said “We eleccted you to help solve our problems. Come on, then! Help us solve this problem before it is too late!” they did not pay him to grow fat and do nothing…
The fascinating history of castles specially written as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Explains why castles were first built, what it was like to live in one, and the cunning tricks used to defend them.
Polish folk tales have a special character all their own, and some of the best stories have been gathered to create this sparkling collection. Among them are "The King Who Was Eaten by Mice," a cautionary tale from Gniezno, "The Gingerbread Baker's Bees" from Torun, "The Golden Duck" from Warsaw, the legendary story "The Dragon of Krakow," and "Queen Jurata and the Sea-Creatures," a story that explains why amber can be found lying all over the Baltic shores. Featuring Paul Hess' exuberant illustrations, these retellings uncover a fascinating land and its people.
This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. Robin Hood, along with his band of Merry Men, robs from the rich to give to the poor. But when the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the throne of King Richard, can Robin save the kingdom and win the heart of the fair Maid Marian? It is evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks, who also illustrated the "Young Reading" titles "Moonfleet" and "The Railway Children". It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories - imagine the tears at bedtime! A fantastic and magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere in this lyrical story about storytelling. In the tradition of classic fairy tales for children, Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray have created a truly compelling, surprising and beautiful story for children of all ages.
Discover the wise lessons of life Aesop and Jean de la Fontaine's animal fables teach us. Children will love the colourful and humoristic illustrations and will be fascinated by the classic fables. Discover the wonderful lessons in the animal fables of Aesop and Jean de la Fontaine. Johann Strauss's colourful and humorous illustrations mesmerise children and capture their attention. A source of entertainment for the whole family!
It’s been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid… taking King Triton’s life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric’s kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world, and a prince, she never imagined she would see again. Will Ariel be able to overthrow the murderous villain set on destroying her home and the world she once longed to be a part of? Follow this tale of power, love and a mermaid’s quest to reclaim her voice.
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