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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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Goodnight, Aliens!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno

Perfect to share with babies, this board book follows three little aliens through their bedtime routine. With an exciting pop-out surprise!Goodnight, Aliens models a good bedtime routine for babies, following the alien family as they have some food, have a bath, share a book and snuggle up in bed. The bright artwork and sweet rhyming text make this a great bedtime story, and the pop-out surprise at the end will delight children. Simple text and lots of sounds to say make the book easy to use and encourage carer and child interaction. Also available: Out of this World , Zoom to the Moon, Blast Off!

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Blast Off!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno

This first space book features fun astronaut friends to count and a mirror to make babies giggle.Blast Off! introduces counting to little ones! This board book set in space will delight young babies. With shiny foil on the cover and bright colours to capture and keep their attention, this book will be revisited time and time again. It will also be interesting to older toddlers. The mirror at the back will entrance babies, and reaching for the page helps with the development of their hand-eye coordination.Simple text and lots of sounds to make - whoosh! - make the book easy to use and encourages carer and child interaction. Also available: Out of this World, Zoom to the Moon!, Goodnight Aliens

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Things That Go

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Help curious preschoolers find out more about amazing machines and things that go with this fantastic lift-the-flap board book.Find Out About: Things That Go helps curious preschoolers to learn about their favourite vehicles and discover new ones in an engaging question and answer format. With lots of flaps to lift and plenty to discover, from busy diggers, buses and trucks, to speedy trains, planes and space rockets, this book is perfect for children and their parents to share and have fun finding out together.Also available: Find Out About: Feelings, Find Out About: Saving the Planet, Find Out About: Animals

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Vehicles I Like

Pat-a-Cake, Tiago Americo
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Pat-a-Cake, Tiago Americo
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Night, Night

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

The perfect first book to share with your baby!Sparkly, 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. Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces, Animal Train

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Space Trip

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Beatrice Tinarelli
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Beatrice Tinarelli

Essential, fun wipe-clean activity books to keep children busy and master key early learning skillsSpace Trip is packed with brilliant activities and puzzles that are simply out of this world! Children will love getting to grips with pen control and mark-making as they try all of the cosmic challenges over and over again using the wipe-clean pen.The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with brilliant, engaging art that children will love.Also available: Let's Count!, Super Squiggles

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Amazing Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Bath Time

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

This bath book changes colour in water! Perfect to share with babies at bath time.Babies will react with delight as they see the colour appear in the bold pictures of friendly frogs and funny fish, in this stylish, colour-changing bath book. Splish, splash and splosh with mummy duck and her little ducklings and make bath time fun and colourful.First Baby Days is a series of books specially designed to aid the development of babies' eyesight and coordination, with high-contrast colour and patterns, striking illustration and fun novelties, all endorsed by a child development expert. Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, On the Move, Funny Faces, Splish Splash, Animal Train, Night NIght

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Farmyard Friends

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Pat-a-Cake, Gwé

Babies will love this brilliant interactive touch and feel book that's perfect for getting them talking.Talking to a baby is the easiest and most enjoyable way that parents and carers can help them learn and develop. Chatterbox Baby has been specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech and understanding.Babies will squeal with happiness when they see the funny animals in Farmyard Friends. From adorable ducklings to bouncy sheep, there are lots of friendly animal characters and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. Farmyard Friends 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

Row, Row, Row Your Boat combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while 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, Incy Wincy Spider

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Incy Wincy Spider

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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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

This is a great book for all children who love to create amazing pictures. It's crammed with different scenes to decorate, from shops to the park, to a huge fold-out zoo scene - there are so many places to visit! Simple activities like matching and spotting games as well as lots of colouring add to the fun.Frustration-free, big stickers with special arrows that show the easiest way to peel off stickers will be very popular with little ones. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, Farm, Wild Animals

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Wild Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Maria Neradova
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Maria Neradova
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The Ugly Duckling

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach

The poor Ugly Duckling is chased away from his home because he doesn't fit in. Join him on this epic journey of survival and homecoming. This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.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, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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Moo Peek-a-Boo

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

Babies will love this bright and bold high-contrast book, perfect for sharing from birth.High-contrast colours are easy for very little babies to focus on, and with its big flaps to lift, Moo Peek-a-Boo will engage and entertain babies as their eyesight and senses develop. The friendly animal characters will guide you through the book, and there are lots of extra sounds to make and fun things to spot.Moo Peek-a-Boo aids the development of early coordination by encouraging babies to reach for the giant fold-out flaps to find out who is hiding underneath - peek-a-boo! It also aids the development of their understanding of object permanence, which is when they realise that just because they can no longer see something does not mean it has disappeared. Babies will react with delight as the pictures of favourite farmyard friends are revealed, while the simple text prompts parent interaction. Also available: Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces, Bath Time, Animal Train

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Splish Splash

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

Babies will love this bright and bold high-contrast book, perfect for sharing from birth.High-contrast colours are easy for very little babies to focus on, and along with the fun textures to feel, Splish Splash will engage and entertain babies as their eyesight and senses develop. The friendly animal characters will guide you through the book, and there are lots of extra sounds to make (swish!) and fun things to spot.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, Animal Train, Bath Time

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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

This brilliant book is full of exciting 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. It's crammed with different scenes to decorate, from the high street to the airport, from the building site to the motorway. There are cars and trains and trucks and planes to find homes for - but there are plenty of places to park! Simple activities like matching and spotting games as well as well as lots of colouring add to the fun.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: Farm

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Funny Faces

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

Babies will love these bright and bold high-contrast books, perfect for sharing from birth.High-contrast colours are easy for very little babies to focus on, and along with the fun mirror, Funny Faces will engage and entertain babies as their eyesight and senses develop. The friendly animal characters will guide you through the book, and there are lots of extra sounds to make and fun things to spot.Funny Faces aids the development of babies' eyesight 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. Also available: On the Move, Splish Splash, Moo Peek-a-Boo, Animal Train, Bath Time

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On the Move

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

Babies will love this bright and bold high-contrast book, perfect for sharing from birth!High-contrast colours are easy for very little babies to focus on, and along with the fun double tabs to pull, On the Move will engage and entertain babies as their eyesight and senses develop. The friendly animal characters will guide you through the book, and there are lots of extra sounds to make (beep, beep!) and fun things to spot.On the Move aids the development of babies' eyesight by using high-contrast colours and patterns, striking illustrations and pages that pull out in different directions. Babies will react with delight as they track and scan the pictures and patterns that are revealed as you pull the tabs, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.Also available: Funny Faces, Moo Peek-a-Boo, Bath Time, Animal Train, Splish, Splash