La Baleine, le serpent à deux têtes, le dragon, le phénix, le caméléon, la licorne, le loup, la lucrote... Dans ces extraits du Livre du Trésor de Brunetto Latini, on savoure la façon dont les bestiaires médiévaux mettaient sur le même plan animaux fabuleux et animaux réels, fantastique et scientifique. Ces représentations parfois étranges et qui peuvent nous paraître farfelues révèlent un imaginaire riche et dense. Par ricochet, elles interrogent les nôtres : comment notre imaginaire et notre savoir actuel sera-t-il perçu dans 700 ans ?
Roald Dahl (Author) Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD''S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl''s favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children''s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.>
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!>
« Go, Dog, Go » est un grand classique de la littérature enfantine américaine.
P. D. Eastman commence par un mot : « dog ». Puis il en ajoute un autre : « big dog ». Puis encore un autre : « little dog ».
Petit à petit, mot à mot et image par image, des chiens rouges, des chiens bleus et toutes sortes de chiens incroyables accompagnent les tout jeunes lecteurs dans leurs apprentissages grâce à un vocabulaire simple et récurrent.
Mais Go, Dog, Go ! est surtout l'histoire d'une bande de chiens délirants qui font des choses délirantes, comme jouer au tennis sur le toit d'un dirigeable.
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 ...
"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 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!
From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series and How Winston Delivered Christmas , comes a fantastically festive Christmas adventure about a gorgeous grumpy character. A modern day Grinch, The Grumpus is a heartwarming story that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, accompained by irresistible colour artwork to make it the perfect story for all the family to enjoy together. Do you know about The Grumpus? And his Dastardly, Dreadful Christmas Plan? And about the Awful Thing that happened at the North Pole on Christmas Eve? Perhaps I should tell you about it . . This heartwarming story follows the adventures of an unlikely hero as he journeys to the North Pole, unwittingly and somewhat reluctantly making lots of new friends along the way. A beautiful hardback with a festively foiled cover and beautiful artwork from the author, it is the perfect Christmas gift, destined to becoming a modern Christmas classic that adults and children alike return to year after year.
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.
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) 'PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.' Owch. He's hurt his own ears again. What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done. But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY. '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 *Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards*
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
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).