Rhino Learns to be Polite - A book about good manners
By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being polite, and help them understand the importance of using nice manners. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Rhino does not have very nice manners, especially at the dinner table. But soon no one wants to sit near him at lunch time and he even misses out on tea at his friend's house. It is time for Rhino to bring out his very best manners!The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
By Elizabeth Dale
Rory decides to make a robot, but he also makes a lot of mess. Mum is not happy when she finds out!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read.A word list at the start of the book allows you to check the child's ability to decode and understand each word before reading, providing a fully supported first reading experience. And a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
Rocket Ship / The Planet
By Anna Cunningham
The aliens would love to explore, but first they need to build a rocket. Then they can set off to explore a new planet!Talk a Story is a series of wordless books designed to build visual and language skills by encouraging children to describe the stories in their own words.
Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Ride, Ride, Ride Your Bike
By Wes Magee, Marina Le Ray
The Tadpoles Action rhyme series combines classic tales retold with an exciting new rhyme written by renowned authors. The short rhyming text is accompanied with full page illustrations and the action for each verse. In this rhyme, row your boat merrily along the stream, but is it all just a dream? Then why not ride your bike, unless it gets too bumpy!
Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy
By Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.