By: Mark Sperring
One day an invitation Came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour Who they'd never met before. The children can't wait - a birthday party? What fun! But their next-door neighbour is not all he seems. For starters, there's his large snout and very sharp teeth. Not to mention his scaly skin ...Yes, there's no two ways about it, he's definitely a CROCODILE. Erm, crocodiles don't eat children, do they? A riotous romp of a picture book, superbly written by Mark Sperring and brilliantly illustrated by Laura Anderson. Snappy Birthday is the perfect present for any child - whether it's their birthday, or not!
Age Range: 3 to 6.
Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 11 inches.
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
Learn to tell the time with Peter Rabbit!
When is bedtime for Peter Rabbit? What time does Jeremy Fisher stop for a butterfly sandwich? Peter and his friends are busy at all times of the day. Turn the clicky-clacky clock hands to show the time of day on every page.
This book is a brilliant way to start learning how to tell the time.
Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten.
Published on 3 June 2010.
Age Range: 3 to 5.
This snail may be small, but she's determined to see the world - so she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. It's an unlikely partnership, but when the whale gets into difficulties he discovers just how good a friend a snail can be . . .
The Snail and the Whale Big Book is a whale-sized edition of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Snail and the Whale, and includes activity ideas, and words and music for the Snail and the Whale Song.
For ages 3 to 5.
Published in 2007.
Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.2 x 14.8 inches
I'm a giant monster, with sharp, sharp claws. I've got big, spiky teeth and loud, loud roars. Which is why I say, to everyone I meet ...CALL ME SCARY ...DON'T CALL ME SWEET! Everyone thinks that little monsters are cute and cuddly, but this monster's grumpy and grouchy. Honest! He does REAL monster stuff, like stomping around and eating squishy, squelchy food like bug eye stew. He's brave, too - he's not scared of ANYTHING. Not even big, hairy ogres ...Wait, is that a big, hairy ogre? HELP!
Age Range: 5 to 7.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.1 x 9.1 inches.