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Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures: A book of fun and factual animal rhymes

By Michaela Strachan, Sarah Horne
Authors:
Michaela Strachan
Illustrated by:
Sarah Horne
Take a really wild rhyming adventure with these wacky and wonderful poems from TV presenter Michaela Strachan, perfect for readers aged 5 and up. From trying to out-spit a cobra to pulling out the tooth from a polar bear, join her on real-life animal rescues and daring challenges, plus some guessing games in this action-packed cavalcade of raucous read-aloud rhymes. The poems are accompanied by Sarah Horne's vivid illustrations and Michaela's own photos.Told in rhyme, which gives a fun twist to the tales. A bright and lively book. Well laid out with excellent photos and illustrations of the animals. - School Librarian
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  • The Merchant of Venice

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love, Hate and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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    Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense

    By Michael Rosen, Clare Mackie
    Authors:
    Michael Rosen
    Illustrated by:
    Clare Mackie
    Michael Rosen's collection of nonsense verse with rhymes, poems, wordplay and limericks.In the best tradition of nonsense verse, here are poems to make everyone smile and laugh out loud. Children will delight in unraveling the meanings of the words and in creating their own nonsense verse.Containing all the ingredients of Michael Rosen's poetry - humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay. Covering all sorts of topics from football to Little Mary Anne who's made of elastic, to dinosaurs.'An enjoyable book which might stimulate children's own inclinations to mess about with language.' - Books for Keeps'The author has a child's ear for word sound and an eye for nutty humour. Clare Mackie's crackling illustrations add verve and vigour to each page.' - Junior Education
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  • Much Ado About Nothing

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    A lively retelling of Shakespeare's famous work about the foolish ways people behave when they're in love. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Lies in Much Ado About Nothing. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • Macbeth

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Evil in Macbeth.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic story - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences... With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Love and Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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