Related to: 'Time to Be a Hero'

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!

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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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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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Over 190 pages packed with words and pictures of amazing vehicles, perfect for getting toddlers talking. These little books have LOTS of pages featuring more than 200 words, sounds and bright pictures all about things that go. They are great for supporting curious toddlers who are learning to speak and to recognise pictures. There's even a little flip character waving from the bottom of every page! Also available: Animals I Love

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Saving Our Planet

Pat-a-Cake, Louise Forshaw
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Help curious preschoolers find out more about going green with this fantastic lift-the-flap board book.Find Out About: Saving Our Planet helps curious preschoolers understand key environmental issues and what they can do to help save the planet. Little scenarios explain situations such as how to save water or use less electricity in a preschool-friendly way, and the cast of friendly characters and their families will be relatable for little ones. With fun flaps to lift, this is an excellent book for children and parents to share together.Also available: Animals, Feelings, Kindness

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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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Stephen is a sprout. He's not just any sprout though, he's a sprout of kindness! Join Stephen in this fun rhyming story as he helps his friends with the power of kindness. With rhyming text, bright illustrations and a funny refrain, this book all about ways to be kind will inspire and encourage children everywhere. Stephen Sprout helps out his friends when they lose things, if they can't decide who should go next on the swings, and he even helps sort out a little sibling rivalry. At the end there are some suggestions of ways that the readers can carry on what Stephen starts, and spread a little more kindness in the world.

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Mega Monster Sticker Book

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Dinopets

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What do you get if you cross dinosaurs and pets? DINOPETS! Mix and match favourite creatures to make lots of new flip-flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as claws, paws and roars get all mixed up in this book of new dinopet friends. With 72 possible combinations and silly names to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip-flap fun.Also available: Mermicorns, Fancy Dress

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Night, Night

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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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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Amazing Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Out of this World

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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This shiny fold-out frieze book introduces big ideas to little ones! This first book about space will delight young babies. With shiny foil to focus on and bright colour to capture and keep their attention, this book will be revisited time and time again - and also be interesting to older toddlers. One side of the frieze shows the planets in our solar system, and the other side shows a big view from the International Space Station. Perfect to fold out and prop on the floor to keep babies entertained during tummy time or playtime. Simple text and lots of sounds to make the book easy to use and encourage carer and child interaction. Also available: Space Baby: Zoom to the Moon!

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Zoom to the Moon!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Zoom to the Moon introduces big ideas to little ones! This first book about space will delight young babies. With shiny foil to focus on and bright colour to capture and keep their attention, this book will be revisited time and time again - and also be interesting to older toddlers. The shiny foil and big touch-and-feel patches make this book a perfect present.Simple text and lots of sounds to make - whoosh! - make the book easy to use and encourage carer and child interaction. Also available: Space Baby: Out of this World

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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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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

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 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

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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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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