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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.
Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.
This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.
Frog sets sail for sea in search of a kiss from a young royal miss. Frog's only wish is to become a man but will scary sea creature foil his plan?
Book contains colourful character cut-outs to inspire children to stage their own story.
Everyone in this family looks different. Dad is tall and dark. Mum has light brown hair with green eyes. Some of the children have straight hair; others have curls. People regard them curiously until, one day, one of the children musters the courage to speak up proudly about her identity after she learns where she comes from and why she looks different.
This rhyming picture book is about the identity crises many children face when they look different from their family members. The book takes children through the unique and often untold history of South Africa, explaining how a mixed-race heritage can contribute to their physical differences and yet they can still be part of one family.
This book can also be used by educators or parents who wish to teach their children about diversity.
When playtime on Gran's old swing sends Danny and Dinosaur accidentally looping back through time to the Jurassic age, there's no knowing what might happen. Especially when the swing breaks and there's the rumble of a volcano ready to erupt! Can Danny and Dinosaur make it back to the future with their new dino friends? A Jurassic classic from the bestselling creators of The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!, The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas! and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess!
A laugh-out-loud new picture book from the author of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs series and the illustrator of the Dinosaur that Pooped series. Uncle Fearless is sure he can look after the baby meerkats all by himself. But taking charge is not as easy as it seems - especially with Trouble about: that naughty meerkat! So, whatever will he do when the meerkats suddenly find themselves in danger?
Baby Shark! Doo doo doo doo doo doo! Baby Shark! Doo doo doo doo doo doo! Baby Shark! Doo doo doo doo doo doo! Baby Shark! Baby Shark has become well-known and well-loved by children and parents everywhere. With hilarious and adorable under-the-sea art of Baby Shark, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark and more ocean creatures, kids won't be able to get enough of this silly illustrated story of a shark family! Children will delight in this silly sing-along story with funny, eye-popping illustrations and informative picture guides to help readers to mimic and act out the hand/foot movements and develop their fine motor skills. By the end of the singalong story, little ones will be laughing, singing, and dancing their way to fun and reading success! Are you up for the Baby Shark reading challenge?
From the bestselling author and illustrator behind the million-copy The Wonky Donky book comes Willbee The Bumblebee, a catchy rhyme with endearing illustrations that will leave you buzzing! "With his new jersey on, he got back his hum, all his bits were warmed up... even his bum!" Willbee the bumblebee is so embarrassed when he realises that his stripy jumper has caught on a rose thorn and completely unravelled, showing his bare bum! With help from Monica the butterfly and Steve the spider, Willbee recovers his jumper and is back to buzzing around the garden in no time. The viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading The Wonky Donkey story to her grandchild has been viewed over 3 million times, and the picture book, based on the popular song, has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The third book in the series, Grinny Granny Donkey, will release in November 2020.
Get to know Simba and all his friends in this fun gift pack
3, 2, 1... BLAST OFF into another adventure with NIBBLES the book monster! Join him as he causes chaos, meets a dragon and makes a brand new friend... Children will love to lift the flaps, peek through the peep-holes, and chase Nibbles through the third book in the award-winning series by Emma Yarlett (Nibbles: The Book Monster and Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide).
"Duck! There's a monster under your bed! It goes, pshh pshh, grrr, bang bang, pam pam, grrrrowl! Oooooooeee!" Whatever could the monster be? Bravely the animals set off to find out... The CD contains witty narration plus original music and sound effects, and page-turning prompts for learner readers to join in!
From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? This edition has shiny purple foil on the cover - released to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018. A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman' The Highway Rat is now a gorgeous animated film produced by Magic Light and was screened on BBC1 Christmas Day 2017. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have also been made into animated films by Magic Light and shown on BBC1 over Christmas. Zog and the Flying Doctors will show on BBC1 in December 2020.
Hilariously read by the internet sensation 'The Scottish Granny'! Stan was a rare dinosaur, a one of a kind. Most ROARED from their front, HIS roar came from his BEHIND! You'll split your pants laughing at Stan, the world's only STINK-O-SAURUS. But can his stinky antics save the day and keep Tommy T-Rex far away?
A funny celebration of friendship and kindness that is the perfect Christmas story. Macca is an alpaca. He loves to canter And dress up like . . . SANTA! It's Christmas time, and Macca has a long list of presents that he would love to buy his friends. But when Macca checks his piggy bank, he realises that he's spent all of his savings. Oh no, this is a disaster! Except, Macca's friend Al reminds him of something very important: that you don't need to spend anything on a friend. So Macca gets busy, making thoughtfult gifts for everyone. Maybe, just maybe, this year will be the best Christmas yet.
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.
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 raak Boeboe die bobbejaantjie vermis en almal is bekommerd, want Hoohoeff Hienia is in die omtrek. Die gewilde Haas Das-stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.
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 episode vind die groot wedloop tussen Hasie Kwassie en Skillie Skilpad plaas! Wie gaan wen? Die gewilde Haas Das-stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.
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.
Santa Claus is counting down the days to Christmas. Despite December being his busiest time of the year, Santa's written a letter to all the little boys and girls of the world to invite them to the North Pole to visit with Rudolph in the Reindeer Stables, have a peek at Santa's workshop and even join the elves in making some snowflake decorations. There's lots to see and do in the North Pole, plus a number of elvish rules to learn... even elves can make the naughty list. Best of all, this fun, colourful book is filled with press-out flaps that allow you to fold illustrations out of the book. When they're all folded out, you'll have a charming festive display!
This bestselling Christmas picture book by renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Jim Field, is now available in paperback for the first time. Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa's wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world. This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field's emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share. Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card - you'll have plenty of those - and instead of a present - you'll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter ... Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds. But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger ... His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world. Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has written over one hundred books and won countless awards. In 1976 Michael and his wife Clare started the charity Farms For City Children, which aims to relieve the poverty of experience of young children from inner city and urban areas. In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work in creating these farms and in 2006 Michael received an OBE. His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play as well as a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. Michael is a tireless champion for children's books and was formerly the Children's Laureate. Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. He is perhaps best known for drawings frogs on logs in the bestselling picture book series Oi Frog! He has illustrated children's books with Kes Grey, Michelle Robinson, Rachel Bright, Jeanne Willis, Steve Cole and comedian David Baddiel. His first picture book Cats Ahoy won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and he has been nominated for several other awards including the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. In 2016, The Bookseller listed Jim as the 6th top selling illustrator. Jim grew up in Farborough and now lives in Paris with his wife and daughter.
A touching, heartfelt picture book, this is the perfect gift for celebrating any of life's big moments. To fetch! To play! To wag tails all day! When a young puppy needs reassurance, a wise dog is there to offer canine tips for living life to the fullest. For fans of Dr. Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go Michael Rosen is the king of silliness, but he's also known for The Sad Book, an intensely personal, profound work Tony Ross is one of the bestselling illustrators working today, with his David Walliams collaborations as well as his own successful series
A spectacular new title from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers,
creator of the million-copy selling, global phenomenon Here We Are!
Dorothy Edwards and Shirley Hughes' classic Christmas story about one naughty but entertaining little sister, for the first time ever as a 32 page picture book. My naughty little sister always get excited about Christmas. She loves the trees and the lights but there's just one problem ... She doesn't like Father Christmas at all! So when Father Christmas visits the school to give all the boys and girls some presents, little sister is up to her old tricks being naughtier than ever! My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The enduring appeal of their relatable characters has resonated with families for years and years and this gorgeous new picture book edition will introduce the story to a whole new generation. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - The Sunday Express 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, these stories delight' - The Scotsman
It's Christmas time in the Toy House! Christmas is so exciting for Moon Baby, Pepi Nana and their Toy House friends. It's their special time for sharing, playing and being together! Snuggle up with the Moon and Me toys for this cosy Christmas tale. The perfect stocking filler for babies and toddlers!
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