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Puss in Boots

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Jack is struggling, so Puss promises to make his fortune in return for a pair of special, shiny red boots. The wily cat pulls off some clever tricks and Jack ends up with a castle of his very own. 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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The Little Mermaid

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Night, Night

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Show and Tell

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Fancy Dress

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The Little Red Hen

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
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The Little Red Hen works really hard all by herself to plant, grow and harvest some wheat and then makes some delicious bread - no thanks to the scatty cat, mucky duck, and big fat rat, who have refused to help her all along.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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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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The Gingerbread Man

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
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"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. There's even a gingerbread recipe to make your very own gingerbread man! 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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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Richard Merritt
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Save the Day

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First in a brand-new series of PJ Masks early readers, this book is perfect for young PJ Masks fans who are just setting out on their own super reading adventure.Join Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on two exciting missions to defeat the pesky baddies and save the day. The simple language, endorsed by a literacy consultant, paired with everyone's favourite little heroes makes learning to read exciting.Also available for little learners: PJ Masks: First Writing wipe-clean

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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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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The Three Little Pigs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska
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Feathered Friends

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Tim Budgen
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Jack and the Beanstalk

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

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
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Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging First Phonics activity book that will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning to read and write at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to phonics and equips parents with the tools and information needed to support them. The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and combined with funny pictures and silly jokes that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes: Activities that teach the first 15 phonemes (sound units) that children will learn in reception Supportive tips and information for parents Wipe-clean pen Also available: First Numbers, First Writing, First Day, Times Tables Flash Cards, First Phonics Flash Cards

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Marriage

Ronne Randall
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This book gives a fascinating look at aspects of marriage and raises topical issues surrounding marriage and religion. It includes significant passages from holy texts that are read to mark a marriage and a summary chart lists the different rituals and practices of a variety of religions including Judaism, Islam, Hindu and Christian as well as secular cultures, so they can be easily compared.Part of the Journey of Life series which looks at the rites of birth, coming of age, marriage and death, and how religions and cultures celebrate them.

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Birth

Ronne Randall
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Birth

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