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This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Emperor's New Clothes is a perfect firstillustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of the vain emperor who is taken in by a pair of trickster weavers. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocksand the Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elvesand the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales forover forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
Open up the Teacup House - and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas! Watch out, Twitches - Stevie's got a furry visitor. The teacup house is turned upside down when a bouncy puppy comes to stay! Silver and Mama Bo hide in the garden, and meet a creature who needs their help. Now it's Twitches to the rescue...
This is the classic story of The Ugly Duckling retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. It is developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. It is part of the Usborne English Language Learners programme, featuring books from the Usborne Reading Programme, with audio CDs in British and American English, downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.
A popular folk tale from Norway. Benny, Bert and Boris are three brother goats. They are looking for new grass to eat. There's plenty of new grass just over the bridge - but look out for the hungry troll on the way. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Stanley is a cat who's scared of anything and everything. So how will he cope when his friends leave him on his own in a house full of strange noises? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", based on the tales of England's most famous outlaw and part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. The outlaw Robin hood is determined to stop the evil Sheriff of Nottingham from bribing his way to becoming King. He sets out to steal the Sheriff's treasure - by winning an archery competition and becoming one the Sheriff's chief guard. But when his gang are all captured, will Robin be able to save them from the hangman's noose? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
The nightingale is a little brown bird with a beautiful song. The Emperor of China loves listening to her - until he is sent a clockwork bird, glittering with gold and jewels. Dazzled, the Emperor forgets all about the little brown bird... what will become of her?
A collection of eight of Aesop's best-loved fables retold for children growing in reading confidence. Sly foxes, thirsty storks and greedy dogs all feature in these fun stories, each with its own moral at the end. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
The "Young Reading" series features full-colour illustrations on each double-page spread, which include cartoon speech bubbles to help bring characters to life. The "Young Reading" programme is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a wide variety of subject matter.
Seven titles in the popular "First Reading series" are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making the book and CD easy to store together. "The Young Reading series" is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.
Johanna Spyri's Heidi is beautifully retold, following the exploits of the orphaned girl sent to live in the Alps with her grumpy grandfather. Part of Series 2 of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence, with clear, engaging text and stunning original illustrations. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Sam should be looking after his sheep, but instead he can't help but play cruel tricks on the villagers by crying wolf. Will Sam soon be caught out by his own joke? This title provides clear and compelling text accompanied by vibrant original illustrations by Mike Gordon. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
Follow the yellow brick road into Oz, explore the Snow Queen's icy palace and join Alice in Wonderland in this collection of much-loved stories, including classic fairytales Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Each beautifully illustrated tale in this hardback book takes just ten minutes to read - perfect for dipping into at bedtime.
A tale of mistaken identity in which a poor young boy named Tom is mistaken for the young Edward VI, and the two boys discover what life is like when the tables are turned. Part of the "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability.
30 years after Disney's The Little Mermaid movie was released, it's time for a feminist reimagining for a new generation. "A masterpiece" Marian Keyes "A fierce torrent of a book, raging and forceful and gripping. I was swept away" Kiran Millwood Hargrave "Her prose cuts and rages and her vision of the Sea Witch is truly transformative" The Observer. Think you know the story of the Little Mermaid? Think again... Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.
Sleuteltjie, sleuteljie, op sag satyn, laat tog ’n storie uit die boek verskyn! Kom luister saam na nog vyf van die węreld se mooiste en gewildste sprokies: Rooikappie, Die skoenmaker kabouters, Die dieremusikante van Bremen, Duimelina en Sneeuwitjie. Die tweede boek in die gewilde reeks met nog klassieke verhale uit Bennie Boekwurm se groot sprokiesboek is ideaal vir voorlees met slaaptyd.
A classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm retold in a lively fashion. Cheerily illustrated throughout by Jan McCafferty, illustrator of many Usborne favourites. Hansel and Gretel pit their wits against an evil stepmother and a wicked witch, but who will triumph at the end of the day? Young readers will treasure this gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. The Young Reading Series is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a range of subject matter, including the retelling of children's classics, fairytales, and a wide variety of narrative non-fiction.
'n Koei met 'n serpie, 'n spierwit donkie ... Jy sal kennis maak met splinternuwe karakters en menige avonture met hulle meemaak. Sluit by hulle aan op hul reise, deel in hul avonture en ontdek 'n skatkis van stories om jou na sprokiesland weg te voer. Lochner de Kock vertel al jou gunstelingsprokies! Kom luister saam! Die stories op die CD: Marcel die Dappere; Verrassing!; Die Lelike Konyntjie; Kakao die Apie; Albert en die Aartappel; Gallie die Krokodil; Wimpie die Wit Donkie; Bonte se Serpie; Soet Honne!; Annabel se Voeltjiekafee (Bonussnit).
Johanna Spyri's Heidi is beautifully retold, following the exploits of the orphaned girl sent to live in the Alps with her grumpy grandfather. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence, with clear, engaging text and stunning original illustrations. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
Based on a Native American folk legend, this wonderful book tells the story of how Bear lost his tail. Beautiful, original illustrations bring the story to life. It features easy-to-read text, with fun comprehension puzzles at the end. It is a charming addition to the "Usborne First Reading" series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.
A collection of tales from the Arabian nights retold for younger readers, this book also includes a short history of the origins of the legendary stories.
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