Related to: 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'

September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

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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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The Little Mermaid lives under the sea, but she wants to know what it's like to walk on land. She visits a Sea Witch, who promises to change her tail for legs, but only in exchange for her lovely singing voice. Will the Little Mermaid be able to get her voice back? 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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Night, Night

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Show and Tell

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Fancy Dress

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Perfect for celebrating all things fancy dress, and great for World Book Day! Create crazy costume combinations as you flip the flaps/ Mix and match fun fancy dress costumes to make lots of new flip flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as spacesuits, tiger costumes and footballers get all mixed up in this rainbow book of new fancy dress friends. With 72 possible combinations s to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip flap fun.

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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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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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Incy Wincy Spider

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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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 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, Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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The Three Little Pigs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska
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"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"The Three Little Pigs is a tale of adventure and narrow escapes with lots of exciting twists and favourite repetitive phrases. Both peril and humour leap from every page, from our three little heroes and the big bad wolf.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 Ugly Duckling.

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The Ugly Duckling

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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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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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a story full of excitement, surprises and satisfying repetition. Children will love to join in with the bears' questioning cries of "Who's been sleeping in my bed?" Along the way they learn to differentiate between big, medium and small, hot and cold, and discuss comparisons.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic 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. In this book, they are invited to choose elements from the story by size, match the bear to the bed and follow the path through the woodland maze. Fairy tales 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: Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood.

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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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Ronne Randall

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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Ronne Randall

This book looks at how birth is marked in many different ways by different religions and secular cultures. It looks at the naming ceremonies of Sikhs and Hindus, the Christian baptism and the Jewish brit milah. Find out why Muslims make sure that the first words their child hears are those of player, and why Buddhists take their babies to be blessed by a monk.The Journey of Life series looks at the rites of birth, coming of age, marriage and death, and how religions and cultures celebrate them. It raises topical issues surrounding these stages and how they are marked by different religions.

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Birth

Ronne Randall
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Ronne Randall

Each book explores the ceremonies undertaken by different religions and cultures during birth, coming of age, marriage and death. From the historical background of the rite of passage, through to preparing for the ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, all aspects of these important moments in people's lives are investigated. A chart at the back of the book allows the reader to make simple comparisons between the six main religions.