Related to: 'The Frog Olympics'

Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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Poems About Emotions

Brian Moses
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Brian Moses
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It's Not Fair

Brian Moses
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Brian Moses

Young children experience many confusing emotions in their early years and It's Not Fiar looks at the situations where children feel they have been treated unfairly, in light-hearted but ultimately reassuring way. This picture book examines how and why people find situations unfair, illustrates scenarios of people acting out because of this, and the best way to deal with it with age-appropriate content.Ideal for home or the classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with situations when things feel unfair.

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Poems About Families

Brian Moses
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Brian Moses
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Poems About Festivals

Brian Moses, Kristina Swarner
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Brian Moses, Kristina Swarner
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Poems About The Seaside

Brian Moses, Marcela Calderon
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Brian Moses, Marcela Calderon
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Poems About Seasons

Brian Moses, Ellie Jenkins
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Brian Moses, Ellie Jenkins

This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Includes poems such as: Spring Phoned by Ian Souter; Spring by Clare Bevan; Springtime in Bluebell Wood by Wes Magee; Spring in the City by Brian Moses; What is Summer For? by Kate Williams; Summer Clouds by Penny Kent; Bed in Summer by R.L.Stevenson; Dear Summer by Kenn Nesbitt; The Swallow by Christina Rosetti; Autumn? by Chris White; Autumn Song by John Rice; Autumn Action Rhyme; Sounds Like Winter by Chris White; I Hear Thunder; December by Daphe Kitching; Mr Snowman by Debra Bertulis; Snow Joke by Clare Bevan; The Seasons in Me by Jane Clarke; Time by Trevor Harvey.For other titles compiled by Brians Moses, look for Poems About Animals, Poems About the Seaside and Poems About Festivals.

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Poems About Animals

Brian Moses, Natalia Moore
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Brian Moses, Natalia Moore
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Samuel Scaredosaurus

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Brian Moses, Mike Gordon

Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears?Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions.The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children.Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.

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Anna Angrysaurus

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Jamal Jealousaurus

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Titanic: Lost and Saved

Brian Moses
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Brian Moses

First-hand accounts alongside a wealth of original documents, photographs and letters, this title tells the story of the Titanic, from descriptions of the passengers and the ship inside and out to why the Titanic was considered 'unsinkable' and the dangers of floating ice. Stories of heroism on board, stories from the lifeboats and theories for raising the Titanic are included. The book concludes by considering lessons that were learnt from this disaster.

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Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle / Hey Diddle Doodle

Brian Moses, Jill Newton
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Brian Moses, Jill Newton

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.

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It Wasn't Me! - Learning About Honesty

Brian Moses
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Brian Moses

This classic picture book, illustrated by internationally-renowned artist, Mike Gordon, explains to young children why it's good to be a champion truth teller and have the courage to own up when they do something wrong. This book is part of a series called Values, which helps children to develop their own value system and make responsible decisions. Notes for parents and teachers show how ideas in the books can be used as starting points for further discussion at home and in the classroom or in assemblies. Other titles in the Values series: Learning About Respect and Taking Responsibility

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I Don't Care - Learning About Respect

Brian Moses
Authors:
Brian Moses

This classic picture book, illustrated by the award-winning artist Mike Gordon, explains to young children what it means to be a respectful member of society and the importance of having respect for other people's needs. It suggests ways of doing this, such as giving up your seat in a public place so that an elderly person can sit down. It encourages children to think about what respect means to them and looks at why it is important to have respect for library books, rules, animals, public places, as well as the concept of self-respect. This book is part of a series called Values, which helps children to develop their own value system and make responsible decisions. Notes for parents and teachers show how ideas in the books can be used as starting points for further discussion at home and in the classroom or in school assemblies.Other titles in the Values series: Taking Responsibility and Learning About Honesty

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I'll Do It - Taking Responsibility

Brian Moses
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Brian Moses
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I'm Worried

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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I Feel Angry

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Brian Moses, Mike Gordon

Young children experience many confusing emotions in their early years and I feel Angry looks at the emotion anger, in light-hearted but ultimately reassuring way. This picture book examines how and why people get angry, illustrates scenarios of people behaving angrily, and the best way to deal with it with age-appropriate content.Ideal for home or the classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Filled with colourful illustrations by the every-popular, award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.

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I Feel Frightened

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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I Feel Sad

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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I Feel Jealous

Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Brian Moses, Mike Gordon