Mick Manning and Brita Granström - Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water - Hachette Children's Group

Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water

By Mick Manning and Brita Granström

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  • £6.99

Wonderwise books bridge the gap between stories and facts, perfect for building children's love of learning and reading.

Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes you on a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all water ends... and begins.

The Wonderwise series is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction and they present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include updated notes and activities in science and literacy to support the new primary curriculum.

Biographical Notes

Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granström (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction.

They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum.

They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden. Most recently they visited the American Library Association Conference, Texas where they also visited a Hispanic school and libraries in the area.

Many of Manning & Granström's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian.

For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug.

http://www.mickandbrita.com

Selection of Franklin Watts books:

The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age; Dinomania; When the Sun Goes Down; How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's Dunkirk

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445128849
  • Publication date: 13 Mar 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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How Should I Behave?

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What's My Family Tree?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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A lively, friendly introduction to the idea families by the award-winning team of Mick Manning and Brita GranströmThe book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues. Perfect for readers ages 7 and up.

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How Will I Grow?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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A sensitive but straightforward introduction to how we change from a baby into an adult. Find out how bones grow; why our milk teeth fall out and what we need to do to be strong and healthy. Friendly questions and answers also explore what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty, from how your body changes to falling in love. Sharing this book is the perfect, child-friendly way to answer those difficult questions about growing up. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

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The Story of Britain

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!

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The Brontës – Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Yum Yum: A book about food chains

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Yum Yum! is a book about munching, scrunching and slurping - in fact it's a book about eating. It's also about being part of a chain - the food chain in which every living thing plays a part. Discover who hunts and who's hunted, who eats and who gets eaten.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books that present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. A perfect introduction to non-fiction for children aged 3+ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books include notes and activities to support the primary curriculum.

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Let's Build A House: A book about buildings and materials

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their houses and discover the materials and techniques needed to build them.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The books include updated notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.

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What If?: A book about recycling

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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What happens to an empty bottle? It can be left on the ground where it might become a trap for small animals, or smashed into dangerous pieces of sharp glass. But what if the bottle was put into a recycling bin...? What if you had an empty bottle? What would you do with it?The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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The World Is Full Of Babies: A book about human and animal babies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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The World is Full of Babies! is an enchanting look at babies everywhere, and how they grow and develop. Polar bear cubs, baby bats, piglets, even tiny turtles are all here and we learn that like human babies they make a lot of noise, get hungry and they love to play games. But, as they grow, we find out that while all babies are very alike they are also surprisingly different.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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Wild and Free: A book about animals in danger

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Stone Age Bone Age!: A book about prehistoric people

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Wash, Scrub, Brush: A book about keeping clean

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Wheels Keep Turning: a book about simple machines

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Long ago an idea began turning in human minds - the idea was a wheel and once it had started it couldn't be stopped. Join in the celebration of human ingenuity in a whirlwind tour of the history of the wheel, from rolling logs and a potter's wheel to air-filled tyres and a spinning CD. And discover how Wheels Keep Turning!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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What's Up?: A book about the sky and space

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Supermum: A book about mothers

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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What's Under The Bed?: A book about the Earth beneath us

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My Body, Your Body: A book about human and animal bodies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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My Body, Your Body takes a surprising look at all kinds of bodies, including your own. Compare your sense of smell with a shark's! Think what it would be like to be a giraffe and lick your own ear! Imagine if you could change your skin colour like a chameleon. Discover just how amazing bodies are.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books that present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. A perfect introduction to non-fiction for children aged 3+ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books include notes and activities to support the primary curriculum.

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Out There Somewhere It's Time To: A book about time zones

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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When you fall asleep in the middle of the night, it's daytime on the other side of the world and someone else is wide awake. Out There Somewhere whisks you around the world so you can discover that while it's midnight in New York, it's rush hour in Moscow, lunchtime in China and breakfast in Cape Town...The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.