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Stanley is a perfectly ordinary little boy until an extra large notice board falls on top of him and makes him completely flat. Luckily, Stanley is of a cheerful disposition and he adapts readily to his new, flat self and even finds advantages to it. Lots of funny adventures in an easy to read style.
The day Queen Mary Tudor - or 'Bloody Mary', as she's called, because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned - came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. Everyone wants to impress Her Majesty, and what better way to show their devotion than by burning a witch themselves. But the witch , Old Nan is more clever and cunning than the townspeople and in the end, she isn't the one who sparks the ferocious temper of the frightful Queen ... Don't miss www.teary-deary.com - the author's own fantastic website with detailed information about all our books, plus others, about Terry as a writer, as well as extracts, quizzes, games and activities.
Old, ailing Elizabeth I is on the throne - but a rebellion to overthrow her is being plotted by the dashing Earl of Essex. One of the rallying points for the uprising will be the Globe Theatre. When the Queen learns of the plan, the plotters are defeated, and she throws Master Shakespeare's theatre company into the most putrid prison in the land. Can James, a boy actor, and the bard himself think of a way to earn the Queen's forgiveness - and be freed? Don't miss www.teary-deary.com - the author's own fantastic website, with detailed information about all our books, plus others, about Terry as a writer, as well as extracts, quizzes, games and activities.
Every day, hapless hopefuls - or 'coneys', as the locals call them - come to dirty and dangerous London town, trying to seek their fortunes. Who is waiting for them? Tricksters and conmen, that's who - like young Eleanor's family. Eleanor becomes troubled by her family's cunning and foils their plans to catch a coney. Meanwhile, fearsome King Henry VIII has some rather cruel ideas of justice ...for everyone. Don't miss www.teary-deary.com - the author's own fantastic website, with detailed information about all our books, plus others, about Terry as a writer, as well as extracts, quizzes, games and activities.
King Henry VII is already mean and he's ruthless and very angry. When a young boy called Lambert Simnel announces that he, not Henry, should be the king of England. But he is no match for the powerful king. And no one is more surprised than Lambert to hear what his extraordinary punishment will be... Don't miss www.teary-deary.com - the author's own fantastic website, with detailed information about all our books, plus others, about Terry as a writer, as well as extracts, quizzes, games and activities.
This text is the first of five stories about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant, but being in charge of a human is a heavy responsibility.
Classic and best-selling, the rhyming verse story of The Cat in the Hat remains as fresh as when it was first published. Arriving announced and uninvited the exuberant Cat shocks Sally and her brother with the total mayhem he causes. They know it is wrong, they know it is not what their mother would like. But the Cat is an unstoppable force and readers will love the chaos he causes and the children’s horror at it. Just when disaster seems to be inevitable as mother returns, the Cat shows the tidying up tricks he has up his sleeve! The LoveReading Comment: The perfect book for reading aloud with your toddler or for children who are just beginning to read on their own, Dr Seuss’s classic rhyming story about a mischievous Cat wearing a red and white striped hat who shows up to entertain two children when it’s pouring with rain. The story was crafted from just two words ‘Cat’ and ‘Hat’ and has wonderfully memorable lyrics and laugh out loud illustrations. This edition was released on the 50th anniversary of the Cat in the Hat’s first publication and will be treasured for a long time to come.
Dr Seuss’ original combination of humour and simplicity makes his books perfect for early readers. Hop and Pop, Cup and Pup, Mouse and Mouse – Dr Seuss shows how simply words are constructed and therefore how they can be broken down and read by just changing a letter. But that is just the technical side. To make reading fun, Dr Seuss makes the words ‘tell’ a zany kind of story which is matched by equally entertaining illustrations. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
Another madcap adventure, and this time it is a snowy one, when the Cat returns for a second visit. Sally and her brother have been set to work to clear the snow. When the Cat appears they know that another set of outlandish adventures is going to begin….This time the Cat is even more outrageous than before and his little helpers make things even worse! How on earth will they get things straight before mother comes home this time?
A Review by Matt Dickinson, our Guest Editor for January 2013 - One delicious book that I remember from my childhood is The Sneetches by Dr Seuss. It is perfect for reading to a five- to eight-year-old and it packs a meaningful message into a hilarious story. Told in rhyme the story features a bunch of bizarre yellow creatures with stars on their bellies and their downtrodden cousins who don’t have the stars. The snobby ‘star belly sneetches’ take every opportunity to exclude, humiliate and heap derision on their less fortunate neighbours—until a curious character called Sylvester McMonkey McBean comes along with his ‘fix it up machine’. The sly Sylvester convinces the gullible ‘no star’ sneetches to pay him to have stars implanted by his special machine—while charging them handsomely for the pleasure! Then he convinces the original ‘star bellies’ that the new fashion is to have NO star—and so on and so on until the creatures are broke and he can drive away with a fortune!It’s a hilarious story and it has a twist at the end which is quite heartwarming.