Titles in the Set
What the Ladybird Heard
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this much-loved modern classic is perfect for reading aloud.
Winston was Worried
Poor Winston’s too busy to play with his friends – he is off to the vet with a great big splinter in his paw, and there’s absolutely nothing worse than having a splinter in your paw, or so Winston thinks. But what Winston doesn’t see as he crosses the busy city is that unlike his friends, he’s one very lucky pup! If only he would look around and see the chaos he leaves behind him . . . but having a splinter can be very distracting.
If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence!
Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed
The Gruffalo's Child
The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he?
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!
A Squash and a Squeeze
Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze. A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy – it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels!
Room on the Broom
The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast
Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate
Polly Parrot is looking for a pirate. Not just any pirate -- one that will make the perfect pet. But finding the perfect pet pirate isn't easy. This picky parrot might just end up with more pirate than she expected.
Our Big Blue Sofa
Is it a hot air balloon? Is it a taxi? No! It's a sofa Jessy and Tom love their big blue sofa. They love pretending it's a submarine. They love riding it like an elephant. And most of all, they love bouncing on it. Until one day . . . THUD!
Wake Up Do Lydia Lou!
A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare but he can't even wake her up. So he fetches his noisy animal friends to help: Mew! Moo! Too-whit too-whoo! Wake up do, Lydia Lou! Will anything ever wake her?
Laura loves to practise. She's been a kangaroo, a parrot and a crocodile - but nothing beats lion practice! It's fun to leap, and run and roar really loud, isn't it? Laura's patient parents aren't so sure. So when Laura takes a lion-sized leap too far, she gets a telling off. But like all good lions, Laura soon bounces back and it isn't very long before her Mum, Dad and baby brother are joining in the game.
The King Cat
Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around?
Hamilton the Pig is very fond of hats - big hats, small hats, tall hats and suitable-for-every-and-any-occasion sort of hats. Hamilton loves hats so much his mum starts to worry that he's a very vain little pig. Little does she know that Hamilton's favourite hats will teach him some very important lessons!
Giraffe on a Bicycle
Monkey has found a bicycle. Luckily giraffe knows how to ride it...sort of! But when a tentative tiger, three mischievous monkeys and a very flappy flamingo join in the fun, things start getting a little crowded. And with a whole host of other jungle animals keen to climb aboard, monkey and giraffe could be in for a very bumpy ride!
The Giant of Jum
Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum! Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy called Jack! But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems...
William eats, talks and dreams football, and he’s driving his sister crazy! When William's dad takes him to a football club for the first time, who knows if William will score? And who’ll be next to catch the football bug?
The Emperor of Absurdia
Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure.
Dinosaur Starts School
What would you do if on the very first day of school, Dinosaur wasn’t smiling his big, toothy dinosaur smile This little boy knows exactly what to do. His Dinosaur is worried that school will be too big and too noisy, with yucky food at lunchtime. But with such a good friend to reassure him, Dinosaur soon discovers just how fun and friendly school can be. And by the end of his first day, Dinosaur is once again smiling his big, toothy, dinosaur smile and better still, he can't wait to come back
When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do NOT want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum has left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected and a LOT more fun!