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A pink and perfect activity book packed full of royally splendid activities and stickers - for little princesses everywhere! Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move. Dress the princesses for the ball, help them find their way to the castle, and much, much more.
Mumsnet and Gransnet hosted a bedtime story-writing competition among their users. Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen selected the ten best to create this vibrant anthology which has something for everyone. There are traditional stories, funny stories, magical stories and everyday stories. Each is beautifully illustrated by some of the best new talents in picture books.
A welcome return for a collection of all kinds of stories which will make perfect bedtime reading. Originally published in the 1960s, the collection includes traditional favourites such as Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling and modern classics such as Ted Hughes’s How the Polar Bear Became. In addition there are extracts from books that were popular at the time of its original publications such as Leila Berg’s Little Pete stories and Joyce Lankaster Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy stories. Shirley Hughes original illustrations add to the period charm.
A comprehensive guide to insect spotting, full of useful tips on finding insects in your local park or garden, identifying different species and even how to make a pooter - a special tool that scientists use to catch insects in order to study them! There are ways to make your garden more insect-friendly and clear step-by-step guides to making your own wormery and butterfly house. Everything your budding nature detective needs to know about the world of creepy crawlies!
Inside this book you'll find everything you need to create your own collection of characters from the blockbuster film The Boxtrolls.
Mumsnet and Gransnet hosted a bedtime story-writing competition among their users. Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen selected the ten best to create this vibrant anthology which has something for everyone. There are traditional stories, funny stories, magical stories and everyday stories. Each is beautifully illustrated by some of the best new talents in picture books. ***You might also like the Mumsnet Book of Animals, featuring 10 prize-winning animal stories from the members of Mumsnet and Gransnet.
Aimed at younger readers, this is a picture book of the Paddington movie with stills from the film illustrating the story. Paddington arrived in London from Deepest Peru and was fortunate enough to meet the very hospitable Brown family who took in this lost, and rather eccentric bear, into their family.
Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition, shapes, mixed up stories, rhyming words and questions about the world. The questions for these age groups are picture based with simple supporting text and Jack the Panda to guide you through. We asked a mum what she thought of Brain Factor - "Brain Factor are a range of quiz fans for children ages 3 – 7. The convenient fan format means you can read a question then slide just slide out the next card to get the answer. It is a good size for children and robust, so it’s perfect for popping in a bag or in the car so you can pull it out and entertain the kids whenever you need. A very handy product for occupying those spare moments while waiting for a bus or for older siblings etc. A great alternative to them playing on a screen. The questions cover a wide range of topics including number and pattern recognitions, shapes, letter recognition, rhymes and mixed up stories. The simple text for the 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6 fans are accompanied by colourful appealing illustrations. Each of the younger fans has an animal character who leads the children through the question and introduces them to the world around them. Milly the Mouse in the fan for ages 3-4 gets involved in everything from gardening to learning to use a pedestrian crossing. There were lots of questions in these fans that opened up broader conversations with my 3 year old daughter about the world around. She’s enjoyed going back to the fan over and over and I’ve found the question level well judged. She was able to answer plenty of them, but found others challenging. Each of the fans have somewhere between 130 – 250 questions so you get a lot of use from them. I think these fans are helping her develop skills that will be useful when she starts school, but the best thing is she loves playing with them." Vanessa Parker
The creators of this gloriumptious sticker book have had lots of fun inventing activities to entertain chiddlers. There’s a quizpopper – somebody has whizzpopped, but who? – a phizz-whizzing wordsearch, a dot the spifference and a muggle maze amongst other things, all laid out on bright pages featuring Quentin Blake’s unmistakeable artwork and with a double page of colourful stickers. It’s going to be a BFG summer with the release of the new film and this is just the thing to brighten up a dainy ray, or frightsome car journey. ~ Andrea Reece