Related to: 'Animals'

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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Goodnight, Aliens!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Blast Off!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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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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Here Come the Tractors

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Tractors is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and busy tractor friends. Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, match and talk about the friendly tractor pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a fun matching game at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the tractors!Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Chicks, Here Come the Bunnies, Here Come the Unicorns, Here Come the Llamas, Here Come the Mummies and Babies, Here Come the Dragons, Here Come the Mermaids

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Things That Go

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Vehicles I Like

Pat-a-Cake, Tiago Americo
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Saving Our Planet

Pat-a-Cake, Louise Forshaw
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Zoo

Pat-a-Cake, Zoe Waring
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Stephen, the Sprout of Kindness

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Dungworth, Samantha Meredith
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Night, Night

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Amazing Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Babies will love this special fold-out roundabout book with lots of animal friends that's perfect for tummy time and 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 and touch all the friendly creatures in Amazing Animals. This special fold-out roundabout book is perfect to set up on the floor for tummy time. There are lots of animals to see, and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. Amazing Animals also introduces animal sounds for carers and babies to roar, squeak and splash along with. The charming art and lots to talk about on every page mean that this book is sure to become a firm favourite. Also available: Farmyard Friends, Go, Car, Go!

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Bath Time

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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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

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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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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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The Ugly Duckling

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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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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

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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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Funny Faces

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On the Move

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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