A must-have on any bookshelf, Fantastic Mr Fox is a children's classic that never fails to get all young readers laughing out loud! And now with a phizzwhizzing new cover look, you definitely need to get your paws on Mr Fox's tale from Roald Dahl, the world's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider. Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms. Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own . . . Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound-effects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . . And now you can listen to THE MAGIC FINGER (with THE MINPINS) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
"To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever, nasty trick . . ." br>br>Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man who always has bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard.br>br> Mrs Twit is scheming and sly and always thinking of the next trick to play on her husband.br>br> The Twits are so ghastly and evil that they even keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family captive in their garden.br>br> But not for much longer! Because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits to escape and stop the horrible pair once and for all!>
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about.
Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?
The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family are told by the killer cat himself.
From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure - with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell Mum's away. Dad's in charge. There's no milk. So Dad saves the day by going to buy some.
Really, that's all that happens. Very boring. YAAAAAAAAAWN.
There are absolutely none of the following inside: GLOBBY GREEN ALIENS! INTERGALACTIC POLICE! PIRATES! And most definitely NOT a time-travelling hot-air balloon piloted by the brilliant Professor Steg ...
'Mildred Hubble was in her first year at the school. She was one of those people who always seemed be in trouble.' Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem! Jill Murphy's much-loved classic The Worst Witch -the original story of life at a magical boarding school. Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues... 'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express Read the rest of Mildred's (mis)adventures: The Worst Witch , A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch , The Worst Witch All at Sea , The Worst Witch Saves the Day , The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.
The laugh-out-loud story of a boy who needs a new bike for Christmas, the rabbit who might help him get it, and a lot of bad luck... From the one and only Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat !
It all started with the school rabbit...
Snowflake is the school rabbit, and Snowflake is TROUBLE. At least that''s what Tommy thinks. And when Snowflake unexpectedly comes to stay just before Christmas and EVERYTHING starts to go wrong, it looks like Tommy might be right. Even if he is getting more pocket money for feeding it and might be able to get that new bike after all...
With a sick sister left in bed, a snobby actor left with suspiciously damp trousers, and no rabbit anywhere to be seen, Tommy can see his hopes of a new bike for Christmas disappearing as fast as Snowflake. Will Snowflake turn up, and turn out to be more good luck than bad? Or are Tommy and his family DOOMED by the curse of the school rabbit?
A fantastically funny and exquisitely illustrated young fiction title from the iconic Judith Kerr, this is the perfect story for boys and girls of six plus to read alone or with their family - and the perfect gift for everyone!
"The Pelican spread his huge white wings and flew down on to the road beside me. ''Hop in,'' he said, opening his enormous beak . . ."br>br>MEET BILLY. A kid with a dream. He wants to turn an old wooden house into an incredible sweetshop full of treats!br>br>AND MEET THE LADDERLESS WINDOW COMPANY:br>- Monkeybr>- Pelican (Pelly)br>- Giraffe (who needs ladders when you''ve got a giraffe!?)br>br>They have just landed a big break cleaning all six hundred and seventy-seven windows of the mansion owned by the richest man in all of England! All they need is a little help from Billy. br>br>What if these unlikely new friends can make Billy''s wildest dreams come true and take him on an adventure he''ll never forget . . .?>
The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of WONDER.br>br>When Silas Bird wakes in the dead of night, he watches powerlessly as three strangers take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. But then a mysterious pony shows up at his door, and Silas knows what he has to do. So begins a perilous journey to find his father - a journey that will connect him with his past, his future, and the unknowable world around him.br>br>PONY is destined to become a future classic.>
Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook? Full of gorgeous, intricate black and white illustrations, Ottoline Goes to School is the second exciting Ottoline adventure from the award-winning Chris Riddell, author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.
The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone''s favourite flat boy - Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Stanley Lambchop was just an ordinary boy - until a noticeboard fell on him. Now he''s flat as a pancake! Being flat is fantastic - he can be rolled up, sent in the post and even fly like a kite. But it''s not all fun and games ... there are thieves in town. Can Flat Stanley be a hero? Jeff Brown''s world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print. Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the at The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. Jeff created the classic character Flat Stanley, whose adventures have been beloved by children around the world for more than 50 years. He died in Manhattan in 2003. Rob Biddulph is a bestselling and award-winning children''s book author and illustrator. He won the Waterstones Children''s Book Prize for Blown Away and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal for GRRRRR! His other books include Odd Dog Out (Aug 2016) and Sunk! (March 2017).
A re-telling of the beloved Louisa May-Alcott story for younger children. The inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March sisters as they struggle through the American Civil War and learn the importance of love, family and following their dreams. Usborne Young Reading Series 3 is for confident readers.
The little weasels have woken up covered in spots! Have they really caught the measles? A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with wonderful illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.
Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr. Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a quirky mystery-adventure from star author/illustrator, Chris Riddell. Winner of the Nestle Prize, and crammed with black and white illustrations, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is perfectly packaged and highly collectable.
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, and a man with a telescope.
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' ( The Times , Book of the Week) Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter. His friend Bear is sure that trees can't fly. Then there's a loud CRUNCH! from Very Near By. It sounds like the world's largest rabbit, eating the world's largest carrot. There's a new creature in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he's trying to Change Everything. From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, Progess, and all kinds of getting muddy. 'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
A Little Golden Book edition of the classic story, illustrated by the acclaimed artist of Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, follows the experiences of the iconic character, Nicholas the bunny.