B>Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobby knees and tickle his purple prickles with this interactive touch and feel book based on the bestselling picture book. /b>Perfect for young Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book is part of an exciting range of books for toddlers, featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep preschool children entertained for hours.Also available in the My First Gruffalo series: My First Gruffalo Little Library, The Gruffalo Puppet Book and Gruffalo Growl
''One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius'' David Walliams Gorgeous 42nd Anniversary gift edition of Douglas Adams''s pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy , stunningly illustrated throughout by Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell. It''s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur''s best friend has just announced that he''s an alien. At this moment, they''re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and a book inscribed in large, friendly letters: DON''T PANIC. The book is The Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy and the weekend has only just begun . . . Douglas Adams''s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with physics and twists time, but most importantly it''s very, very funny.
A stunning and classic picture book, The Invisible Guest in Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages. In Moominvalley everyone is welcome. So when Too-ticky arrives with an unusually invisible guest, Ninny, the Moomins endeavour to make their guest feel at home, armed with remedies to gently draw their new guest into visibility allowing her to regain her once lost voice. This unique retelling of Tove Jansson''s touching short story The Invisible Child captures Jansson''s wise, perceptive and original voice and includes delicate, painterly illustrations full of character and detail and based on Jansson''s original drawings and colour plates. A new generation of readers will enjoy meeting the lovable Moomin family and friends, with their special values of tolerance, kindness and integrity, as they help feel Ninny feel safe and one of the family.
From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , and award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer, comes a charming minibeast twist on the ugly duckling story. Crawling through the garden, the little Woolly Bear Caterpillar wonders what kind of moth she will become. Bonny and bright, stunning and smart, but not kind, the other caterpillars laugh at the small, plain Woolly Bear. There is one thing that they are sure of: Woolly Bear could never be as beautiful as them! But could one little caterpillar be about to undergo a truly terrific transformation? Brilliantly written and stunningly illustrated this engaging picture book comes complete with a non-fiction mini book written by a nature specialist.
There are lots of laughs at every level in The 130-Storey Treehouse , the tenth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy and Terry have added another thirteen levels of crazy fun to their ever-growing treehouse. Join the adventure in this laugh-out-loud story told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. With 130 amazing levels to discover in the Treehouse series, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Tidying superstar Marie Kondo brings her unique magic to Kiki and Jax, a charming picture book story about how tidying up can spark joy in the lives of young children. Kiki and Jax are best friends - Jax enjoys sorting but Kiki enjoys collecting and gathers a lot of stuff. Soon her home is full of things all over the place. Where is Kiki's ball? What did she do with her swimsuit? Her home has become an obstacle course and it's hard for Kiki and Jax to play together. But Jax has a plan - he teaches Kiki how to sort everything and to keep only those things that spark joy. Once she and Jax have tidied up, Kiki has room in her life for those things that matter the most - especially Jax! Charmingly illustrated by Salina Yoon, Kiki and Jax is an accessible introduction to Marie Kondo - complete with a special step-by-step folding activity - this charming story will make tidying fun for even the youngest of children!
B>A laugh-out-loud funny picture book, starring the small but mighty Mouse!/b>Mouse might be teeny-tiny-titchy-witchy, but she's determined to show the other animals that anyone can roar like a dinosaur. With the help of her trusty "How to Roar Like a Dinosaur" book, Mouse gets to work getting her dino-roar back, much to the bemusement of the chattering meerkat, the grunting warthog and the ruk-ruking chameleon . . .But what's that coming up behind them, with a really loud ROAR?! The follow-up to the hilarious I am a Tiger and I am not an Elephant, written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Amnesty CILIP Award winning artist, Ross Collins.
Join Hal and Nat as they plunge straight into another exciting mystery - this time while on Safari! All-aboard for the next journey in the bestselling Adventures on Trains series from M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated throughout by Elisa Paganelli. Uncle Nat is taking Hal on the journey of a lifetime - on a Safari Train from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. Meeting Winston and his pet Mongoose, Chipo, as well as watching out for Africa''s amazing wild animals, should be enough excitement for anyone. But something suspicious is happening on board the Safari Star and when a poacher is found mysteriously killed in a locked room, it''s up to Hal, the most famous train detective, to solve the mystery once again. ''Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!'' Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief '' A chuffing triumph'' The Times on The Highland Falcon Thief ''A first class choo-choo-dunnit!'' David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet
Mini is small, and Hardly is smaller - and neither of them are happy about it in this gorgeously illustrated, heart-warming picture book from Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. Mini and Hardly are fed up of being small. Being grown-up would be so much better! They could eat what they want, stay up all night, and go on adventures. So ... why wait? But it''s not long before the two little unicorns find themselves on an adventure a little bigger than they''d bargained for. Perhaps being small isn''t so bad - after all, it makes you perfect for the BIGGEST cuddles.
Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet, from prize-winning M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey's end? An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America from bestselling author M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman in the second mystery adventure in the major Adventures on Trains series. 'A chuffing triumph' The Times Children's Book of the Week on The Highland Falcon Thief
Inspired by a true story, The Little War Cat is a moving tale of hope amidst conflict, written by debut author Hiba Khan and beautifully illustrated by the astonishing Laura Chamberlain. The Little War Cat follows the story of a little grey cat who is caught up in the BANGS and CRASHES of the humans in boots, who have changed the city of Aleppo she knew so well into one that's harder to recognize. She is roaming the streets looking for food and shelter when an unlikely friend appears. He shows her that kindness is still there when you look for it, and soon the little grey cat knows exactly what to do to made a difference herself.
B>A brilliantly entertaining 'be-careful-what-you-wish-for' tale that's full of farmyard fun - from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Anna Currey in her charming, classic style./b>Old Macdonald is cleaning out his farmhouse kitchen when he comes across a dusty old teapot. And no one could be more surprised when a wish-granting genie pops out of the spout. Old Macdonald wishes for a wife, who wishes for a baby. A baby who wishes for a dog, who wishes for a cat, who wishes for some mice! It doesn't take long before the farmyard starts getting very busy, and VERY noisy! Will the genie ever get a break from granting wishes, and find some peace? If only there was someone who could grant him a wish . . .The Teeny Weeny Genie is a magical picture book adventure packed with lots of favourite farmyard animals from Julia Donaldson and Anna Currey, creators of Rosie's Hat and One Ted Falls Out of Bed.