-LARS VAN DE GOOR is an award-winning and widely celebrated photographer, and has a large online following (91k followers) -Perennially popular subjects of fairies and nature -A magical way to introduce little ones to the ideas of rewilding and nature conservation
De la prairie jusqu'au coeur de la forêt, découvre les petits miracles de la nature, racontés sous la forme d'histoires courtes, accessibles et poétiques :
- Le mystère des champignons - Le grand réseau des bois - Le chant du cerf - L'incroyable métamorphose des grenouilles - Le festin du scarabée - La danse de l'abeille...
Chaque histoire est suivie d'une double-page documentaire pour aller plus loin dans la découverte du phénomène (la pollinisation, la métamorphose du scarabée, la reproduction des champignons etc.)
Un chat ? Elle en a déjà un. Un poisson ou un hamster ? Ah non, trop banal ! Cette petite fille rêve d'un animal de compagnie beaucoup plus original, très gros et très fort, de la taille d'une maison ! Alors pourquoi pas un dinosaure ? Il pourrait l'emmener à l'école sur son dos, faire sa sieste dans le canapé du salon et créer de drôles de frayeurs à papa. Un album pétillant, avec un marquage "peau de dinosaure" sur la couverture, qui saura séduire les petits.
- Discover the interconnectedness of nature with this tabbed, non-fiction story collection - Each story introduces a key scientific topic, starring a sweet, woodland character, from the lifecycle of a mushroom to photosynthesis - Each story ends with a non-fiction information page to explain more about what you''ve seen in each story.
As read by Eddie Redmayne for CBeebies Christmas Day Bedtime Story.
WINNER of the 'Best Preschool Book' - Made For Mums Awards 2018.
A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too... wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.
This book in the bestselling If I had... series imagines life with a kangaroo as a pet.
With rollicking rhymes and bold illustrations, this charming bedtime story follows a little girl's flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having a kangaroo as a pet. Being an ace on the basketball court is a breeze, but hold on to your stomach during the school run - it's pretty bumpy being bounced around in a pouch!
In this charming trip of the imagination, a little girl delights in experiencing life at a slower pace as she shares her day with a sleepy sloth who moves so slowly, moss grows in his fur!
This sloth may be sleepy but it's a champion on the jungle gym, thanks to its super gripping skills. And climbing trees has never been so easy! But the little girl's hairdresser is less than impressed to find not just moss but also moths in its fur - and by the time our sleepy sloth has finished its morning walk, the day is almost done.
Through rollicking rhymes and bold, graphic illustrations, If I had a sleepy sloth imagines the positives and negatives of having a sloth for a pet and provides a welcome alternative to the fast pace of modern life by creating the time for readers to simply b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
A laugh-out-loud bedtime story in which a little girl imagines what it would be like to have a vampire bat for a pet.
I really want a spooky pet that flaps around and hangs.
A toothy type of swoopy pet with shiny pointed fangs...
Imagine if I had a... vampire bat!
This charming addition to the popular If I had a... series is timed perfectly for Halloween, and features a sharp-toothed but adorable vampire bat as its main star. Taking inspiration from the Addams Family, it imagines what it would be like to live a nocturnal lifestyle and the funny scenarios one might encounter trick-or-treating or at the funfair with a vampire bat as your pal. Facts about vampire bats combine with seasonal spookiness and positive messages about dental hygiene in this brilliant book for bedtime.
I really want a clever pet, a pet with many charms.
The sort of pet with talents, and a large amount of arms Have you ever thought about what the best aquatic pet would be? It's an octopus, of course! Playing different ball games simultaneously and staying camouflaged when it's bedtime is eight times the fun - just watch out for the ink... With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had an Octopus is a charming and imaginative tale about bedtime story that follows a little girl's flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an octopus for a pet.
A boardbook edition of this magical book in the award-winning If I had a... series.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a unicorn for a pet? Besides being much less angry than a troll and far more conveniently sized than a giant, unicorns only ever eat ice-cream for breakfast AND... every time you get upset they feed you candyfloss!
In this humorous, energetically rhyming tale, a little girl experiences exactly what life would be like with a magical creature for a pet - from sprinkling stardust on grumpy parents to sliding into football practice on a rainbow. This book celebrates the magic of unicorns in a way that will appeal to children who are allergic to pink.
Our protagonist Zach develops a love of reading thanks to the stubborn efforts of his friend Ro, who reveals the imaginative power of books.
Zach isn't convinced that books are for him - they're too long, they're boring and he would rather watch TV. But thanks to his friend Ro's stubborn efforts, Zach falls for books hook, line and sinker, and loses himself in a world of dinosaurs, princesses, pirates, football and rocketships - anything and everything the library has to offer.
The benefits of reading for pleasure are well researched. As well as being linked to academic attainment, reading for pleasure can increase empathy, our understanding of our own identity, and improve mental health. These outcomes are most likely when reading takes place out of free choice. Through lively rhymes and dynamic illustrations, The Library Book helps early readers understand the plethora of books available to them through their local library and encourages parents, guardians and teachers to help children find books that appeal to their personal interests.
Written in a catchy rhyming style by bestselling author Gabby Dawnay, The Library Book will trigger a love of words in readers of all abilities, while Ian Morris' inventive watercolour illustrations - which are reminiscent of two British illustration greats, Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell - make Zach's emotional journey come alive. The combination is a picture book that will inspire a love of libraries, reading, books and words in even the most reluctant reader.
Découvre les petits secrets du corps humain, racontés sous la forme de 7 histoires courtes, accessibles et poétiques.
- La conception et la naissance - Le coeur et le sang ;
- La respiration ;
- Le cerveau ;
- La peau, les poils;
- La digestion;
- Les cinq sens...
Chaque histoire est suivie d'une double-page documentaire pour aller plus loin dans la découverte du phénomène.
A charming and imaginative story in the bestselling 'If I had a...' series, which imagines life with a crocodile as a pet.
There's more to a crocodile than its scaly skin and scary teeth - they stay cool under pressure (in part because they can't sweat) and on a rainy day, they love nothing more than a fast game of Snap!
This latest addition to the 'If I Had a...' series is packed with humour and rollicking rhymes that young children readily catch on to. Its bold, graphic illustrations are stylish and packed with quirky details for children to spot. The book winds down to a satisfying end where the little girl drifts off to sleep, making it perfect for bedtime routines.
Dans ce village où tout le monde est très occupé, personne ne prend le temps d'observer les petites choses de la nature. Personne, sauf Willow, une jeune fille qui aime se promener au milieu des grands arbres. Un jour, un oiseau la conduit jusqu'à une petite porte cachée dans le tronc d'un vieux chêne. Willow franchit la porte et pénètre dans une forêt magique où de minuscules fées nourrissent la terre et font se succéder les saisons. Ce conte merveilleux est une invitation à se promener dans la nature, marcher dans les feuilles et humer le parfum des fleurs, regarder couler un ruisseau... pour peut-être un jour, découvrir une porte cachée au pied d'un arbre. Les photographies vibrantes et lumineuses de l'artiste Lars van de Goor nous transportent au coeur d'une nature magnifique, délicatement illustrée par Giulia Tomai. Un album grand format, avec des incrustations dorées sur la couverture, pour un superbe cadeau.