For over 2,500 years the simple stories and wry humor of Aesop’s fables have entertained children and adults alike. Their lessons have seeped into the very fabric of our language, as evidenced by expressions such as “sour grapes” and “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Through the centuries many artists have risen to the challenge of interpreting their favourite tales. In this magnificent edition, award-winning illustrator Helen Ward has chosen a dozen of her favorite fables, painstakingly creating with words and breathtaking watercolors a dazzling new collection destined to become a classic.
In this work, award-winning artist Helen Ward retells the La Fontaine fable about a proud cockerel and his scrape with a cunning fox.
Hamish is larger than life—and just a little bit clumsy and a tiny bit messy. Hamish is clumsy just once too often and his animal friends banish him from their house. But it is cold and snowy outside and soon the animals start to feel guilty. So they come up with a perfect plan to make Hamish feel very welcome indeed. This is a charming picture book with a reassuring message about friends overcoming problems together.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 20 pages
Nighttime is hardly quiet. It’s filled with a world of strange and curious sounds. Now children discover all of the amazing animals that are wide awake when they are fast asleep in this delightful new book from best-selling author and illustrator Maurice Pledger. Sounds of the Wild Nighttime brings together incredible pop-up panoramas and mysterious animal sounds to give little ones a glimpse into the mysterious, after-dark world. They journey to the European woodland, and hear the calls of tawny owls on the hunt, then it’s off to the sunset shadows of the Mediterranean where they can listen to noisy cicadas. The moonlit tour continues on to the Rocky Mountains, the Everglades and the Malaysian jungle, rumbling with the majestic roar of the Indo-Chinese tiger. This wonderful nighttime adventure makes an educational and entertaining bedtime book.
ISBN: 978 1 84011 879 7
This gorgeously illustrated pop-up book takes readers deep beneath the water’s surface where they are greeted with a symphony of new sounds. This aquatic adventure features a humpback whale that communicates with noisy roars and sighs and whose “songs” carry for hundreds of miles underwater. Children also discover the playful chattering of dolphins, the boisterous honking of seals, and much more. Maurice Pledger’s cunningly engineered pop-ups create an unforgettable 3-D seascape.
ISBN: 978 1 84011 884 1
Are you ready to soar? Young readers can let their imaginations take flight in Sounds of the Wild: Birds, the extraordinary new title from acclaimed illustrator Maurice Pledger. Five dazzling 3-D pop-up panoramas are enhanced with real bird sounds, bringing the wondrous world of birds to life. With colorful, detailed artwork and informative text, this book takes readers on a journey across the globe — from lush wetlands and tropical forests to remote deserts and mountains — to discover all types of birds big and small.
The Utterly Otterley family live in a cosy burrow near the river where everything is just about perfect. Until Pa Utterly Otterley wakes up one morning and decides it’s time to find a new home.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you explore the river and shore with Oscar and his animal friends.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you explore the field and forest with Bobby and his animal friends.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you have fun learning about all sorts of animals with Ozzy and his friends.