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The Little Green Hen

The Little Green Hen

A fun-filled retelling of The Little Red Hen with important messages about caring for our environment and working together!

The beautiful apple tree is home to the Little Green Hen, who tends it lovingly every day – pruning, sowing new seeds and keeping the pests at bay. But not everyone wants to help. Peacock, Cat and Fox have far more important things to do – until the day a storm floods the countryside and the apple tree is the only shelter . . .

Alison Murray’s stylish adaptations of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book Award. Look out for her other fantastic stories:

Dino Duckling
Apple Pie ABC
Hare and Tortoise
Hickory Dickory Dog
Little Mouse
The House That Zack Built
One, Two, That’s My Shoe
Sharky McShark and the Teensy Wee Crab

Sharky McShark and the Teensy Wee Crab

Sharky McSharkface is the meanest, most fearsome creature in the ocean. When she’s around, the clownfish clear out, the flatfish flee, and even the rocks get out of her way. Sharky is the biggest bully in the sea. She has no friends and doesn’t want any.

But then one day – with a plink! plank! plonk! – a teensy wee crab comes tumbling into her world . . .

A fun-filled undersea story exploring bullying, friendship and the true meaning of courage, based on Aesop’s classic fable, The Lion and the Mouse.
Pooka

Pooka

Nina is a small girl living in a BIG city. She loves her home, but she has a secret wish… It begins as a niggle in her tummy, then it grows to an ache in her heart, until one day it grows so much she can no longer contain it:

“I wish this city could be different!” she shouts.

But what can Nina do? She’s only small and small things don’t count. Then she hears a little voice at her feet…

“Everything starts with something small.”

Visually striking and sensitively told, Pooka is the story of one small girl who is empowered by a visit from a magical nature sprite to positively transform her city.
Dino Duckling

Dino Duckling

A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.

Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family to fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different … Can this very special family find a way to stick together?

Alison Murray’s stylish adaptations of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book Award.

Look out for these other delightful retellings of classic rhymes and fables from Alison Murray:
The Little Green Hen
Apple Pie ABC
Hare and Tortoise
Hickory Dickory Dog
Little Mouse
The House That Zack Built
One, Two, That’s My Shoe
Hare and Tortoise

Hare and Tortoise

Hare is the fastest on the farm.
Tortoise is as slow as they go.

So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win . . . isn’t he?

The best-loved of all Aesop’s Fables has been made all the more enchanting with Alison Murray’s sense of fun, mischief and stylish charm.
The House that Zac Built

The House that Zac Built

Zac is so busy playing with his toy building blocks that he doesn’t notice a cute little kitten is causing chaos around the farm . . . Who would think that such a tiny cat could help to cause such a mess! It’s up to Zac to put things right again.

This adorable reworking of a much loved traditional rhyme, in a farmyard setting with lambs, chickens, cows and a faithful pet dog, is perfect for preschoolers. The story is made all the more loveable with Alison Murray’s warm, witty and stylish illustrations.
One Two That's My Shoe

One Two That's My Shoe

A unique, warm and super-stylish introduction to the world of counting with an adorable pup and his delightful owner, this is a book set to charm children and parents alike.

From the talented creator of the successful Apple Pie ABC, Hickory Dickory Dog and Little Mouse comes another irresistible retelling of a traditional verse with a twist.
Apple Pie ABC

Apple Pie ABC

Follow the funny exploits of the utterly lovable pup as he does his best to get his paws on the pie! This traditional verse is retold with impeccable taste and tremendous style, making it a book to savour again and again.
Orchard Bedtime Stories

Orchard Bedtime Stories

by Margaret Mayo Illustrated by Alison Murray
Twelve classic bedtime stories, including Goldilocks and The Elves and the Shoemaker, illustrated by bestselling artist Alison Murray.

The collection includes favourite fairy tales Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Little Pigs and The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, along with traditional tales such as Anna and the Bear, Twenty Cheeky Monkeys and Little Peachling and the Giants, and more, retold with warmth and humour by acclaimed author Margaret Mayo.
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