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The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales

By Laurence Anholt
Illustrated by Arthur Robins

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

A lively collection of favourite fairy tales that's guaranteed to give little ones the giggles.

From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anholt's lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins' brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun! Contents: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Billy Goat's Gruff, the Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.

Biographical Notes

Laurence Anholt has written over seventy books, many in collaboration with his wife Catherine. A number of these are published by Orchard, including most recently 'Babies Babies Babies'. Laurence writes for a wide range of ages and is one of the most popular and versatile children's authors working today. Arthur Robins is known and loved the world over for his witty and lively picture books and cartoons. He has illustrated numerous titles for Orchard, including the picture books 'Baby Christmas', 'Small Knight and George' and 'Small Knight and George and the Pirates'. Laurence and Arthur previously collaborated on Orchard's Seriously Silly Stories - topsy turvy retellings of traditional tales with a twist. In this series, 'Snow White and the Seven Aliens' was awarded The Smarties Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Federation of Children's Book Groups Children's Book Award and the Experian Big Three Book Prize. 'Daft Jack and the Beanstack' was on the Sheffield Book Award shortlist and 'Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares' was Pick of the Year for the Children's Book Award.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408307649
  • Publication date: 05 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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All you need is love - whether you are big or small. Your small one will delight in the pitch-perfect rhymes and detailed pictures with so much to spot and talk about; the friendly and familar depictions of everyday life will engage young children time and time again. Colours, transport, animals, cities, seasides and people of every kind dance through this charming book creating a romping, rhyming celebration of life for all to share.Perfect for every day and every family, this latest classic in the Anholt library would also make a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day and any festive occassion as it is bursting with love!

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Brave Bruno

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Hairy Harold

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Meet Harold - the hairiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Harold as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Bendy Ben

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Meet Ben - the bendiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Ben as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Tiny Tina

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Meet Tina - the tiniest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Tina as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Poetic Polly

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Meet Polly - the most poetic of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Polly as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Brainy Boris

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Rude Ruby

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Meet Ruby - the rudest of all the relations! Join her for a hilarious tour of her crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Mucky Micky

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Billy and the Big New School

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A classic picture book story to reassure children who are nervous about starting school.Billy is not at all sure about starting school. In fact, he wishes he could stay at home with his mum. But with some gentle encouragement and the help of a new friend, Billy soon discovers that school can be a lot of fun! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its delightful and amusing insight into the joys and trepidations of starting school.'Full of reassurance, this is the ideal book for a child nervous about the big day' - The BooksellerFrom the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Children's Modern Classics.

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Going to Nursery

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Anna is a bit worried about starting nursery. She doesn't want to leave her mummy and she won't know anyone there ... But soon Anna is having lots of fun, painting, dressing up and playing with new friends!Starting nursery school is an exciting but anxious time for every family, and sharing this book together is the perfect way to prepare for the big day. The simple, reassuring story covers meeting the teacher, snack-time, going to the loo, making friends and doing all sorts of fun activities. So your little one will know just what to expect on their first day.

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Ghostyshocks and the Three Mummies

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When Ghostyshocks messes with some mad, mangy and murderous mummies, she's BOUND to get TANGLED up in all sorts of trouble!

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Tom Thumb, the Tiny Spook

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Hansel and Gretel and the Space Witch

Laurence Anholt
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Snow Fright and the Seven Skeletons

Laurence Anholt
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Snow Fright loves being scared... and she's in for the fright of her life when she gets locked in the terrifying ROLLER GHOSTER!

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Cinderella at the Vampire Ball

Laurence Anholt
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Jack and the Giant Spiderweb

Laurence Anholt
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Jack trades his favourite creepy-crawly for a magic spider's egg - and goes on a wriggly, wormy, gigantic insect adventure!

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Babies, Babies, Babies!

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
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Babies love to play, laugh and cuddle, and this book is full of all the things that babies love best. The bright and cheerful illustrations are packed with details for little ones to pore over and explore. There's even a game for parents and babies to play together as they read: can you find the special bunny hiding on each page?With colourful pictures and an upbeat, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect gift for all little ones and their parents.Featured in the Sunday Times as part of their 100 Modern Classic Picture Books list.'The Anholts show once again how tuned in they are to what works for small children' - Sunday Times

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Even Sillier Seriously Silly Stories!

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Once upon a time there was a football-crazy boy, a fun-free town and a girl who got lost in the forest - but did they all live happily ever after? Open up to find out what happens next in these brain-ticklingly brilliant Seriously Silly Stories! They're scarily silly!Includes Cinderboy, The Fried Piper of Hamstring (Shortlisted for the Notts Children's Book Award), Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares (Children's Book Award Pick of the Year).

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More Seriously Silly Stories!

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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Once upon a time there was a silly-billy who carried a cow, a Bad Hair Witch and three pesky pigs - but did they all live happily ever after? Open up to find out what happens next in these brain-ticklingly brilliant Seriously Silly Stories! They're scarily silly!Includes Daft Jack and the Bean Stack (shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award), Shampoozel (Children's Book Award Pick of the Year) and Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs (shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Awards).