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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

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The Gingerbread Man

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori

"Run, run, run as fast as you can - you can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" Follow the gingerbread man with his famous refrain as he runs away from Molly and her Mum who have baked and decorated him for their tea.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk

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Night, Night

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book that stimulates a baby's developing coordination and vision. The perfect introduction to a good bedtime routine.Join Little Bunny after a busy day to get ready for bed. Eye-catching illustrations in black and white with shiny foil will capture your baby's focus and attention and aid their visual development. Night, Night introduces a gentle bedtime routine of bath, book, bed with simple text, noises to copy and striking images.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Babies will react with delight as they reach for the shiny textures and the simple text prompts parent interaction. The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces, Animal Train

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Farmyard Friends

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Pat-a-Cake, Gwé

This brand new range of interactive touch and feel books is perfect to share with babies and develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech development.In Farmyard Friends, babies will squeal with happiness when they see the funny animals in this book. From adorable ducklings to bouncy sheep, there are lots of friendly animal characters and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. This title also introduces some environmental sounds like mooing, baaing and neighing. The charming art and lots to talk about on every page mean that this book is sure to become a firm favourite. Also available: Go, Car, Go

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Incy Wincy Spider

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Incy Wincy Spider combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences.Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle, Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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Catboy's Big Birthday Cake Rescue

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It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, PJ Masks! It's Greg's birthday and he's super excited for his lizard-themed party, but when his cake goes missing, the PJ Masks must find the pesky villain and get it back. Night Ninja has the cake and the PJ Masks must work together to beat the baddie!Also available: PJ Masks: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands

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Big Stickers for Tiny Hands

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Out and About

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Sonia Baretti
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Sonia Baretti
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Into the Night

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PJ Masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Colour, stick and play in this interactive sticker book featuring everyone's favourite nocturnal heroes, their super-cool vehicles and of course those pesky villains, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. With over 125 stickers - including amazing stickers that glow in the dark! - there are hours of PJ Masks fun to be had!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs and PJ Masks: Meet the PJ Masks sticker book, PJ Masks: 1001 Super StickersPJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

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Christmas

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Dottie Lottie
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Dottie Lottie

This is a great book for all children who love to create amazing pictures. It's crammed with different Christmas scenes to decorate, from Santa's workshop, to a cosy fireside and a huge fold-out snow scene - there are plenty of places for snowmen, presents, reindeer and Christmas trees to feel at home! Simple activities like matching and spotting games as well as well as lots of colouring add to the fun.Frustration-free, easy-peel stickers will be very popular with little ones. No more torn edges and fiddly sticker sheets! Each one is different. The only problem will be which to choose! Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, Farm, Out and About, Wild Animals

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Moo Peek-a-Boo

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Splish Splash

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Stimulate a baby's developing vision and coordination with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Splish Splash aids the development of early coordination by encouraging babies to reach for and explore the bumpy, smooth and shiny textures. Babies will react with delight as they touch and feel the pictures of friendly sea creatures, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, On the Move, Funny Faces

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Down on the Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert

This brilliant book is full of exciting farmyard scenes and activities. The big ready-cut stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers that are tricky to remove and easy to tear. From farmyards and fields, to cute animal families and busy farm machines, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go

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Things That Go

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Alistar
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Alistar
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Here Come the Dinosaurs

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Here Come the Kittens

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir

Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Kittens is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute and funny kittens! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the little kittens playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the kittens! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs

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Here Come the Monkeys

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir

Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Monkeys is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cheeky monkeys! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the monkeys playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the monkeys! Also available: Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs

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Here Come the Puppies

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Funny Faces

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Funny Faces aids this development by using high-contrast colours, patterns with striking illustrations and a mirror to peer in to. Babies will react with delight as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror. The simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: On the Move

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On the Move

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar