“Crash-a-rumble, smash-a-grumble, what’s at work? Here’s a clue: it will clear the ground for you…” Explore the world of construction transportation through rhythm and rhyme as children use visual and auditory clues to guess which vehicle will make an appearance next. There are bulldozers, diggers, dump trucks, rollers, concrete mixers and builders. But what are they building? Here’s a clue: a place to learn and play, just for you!
This fun and interactive picture book explores the similarities and differences within a group of animals. For example, the zebra gallops, the bumblebee flies, the lemur leaps and the tiger prowls… But look closer now… they all have STRIPES! This simple format repeats on every page, illustrating how a group of four seemingly different animals all have one distinctive characteristic in common. The characteristics highlighted in this book include horns, whiskers, shells, tentacles and more!
Begin by pressing the yellow dot, turn the page and continue following the instructions to embark on a magical journey filled with ever-changing coloured dots and patterns. This engaging book encourages the reader to interact with its pages while watching how the dots respond and change. A simple tap leads to more dots appearing, rub the dots and they turn a different colour, shake the book and the dots scatter!
Ducky Duckling loves rainy weather. When it rains, he likes to play outside, where he hops with frogs, wriggles with worms, and hugs some bugs. But when the rain stops, Ducky feels sad. Can his dad cheer him up and show him how to have fun in sunny weather too?
A young boy tries to keep up with Bear as he visits a variety of places while trying out different forms of transport. They travel by bicycle to the market, by raft to the forest, and by train to the seaside, just to name a few!
This classic picture book encourages young children to find nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters as they listen to the rhyming text. The text consists of short, repetitive phrases with only one rhyming sentence per page. The use of repetitive language makes this book an excellent choice for developing the language skills of very young children. Children enjoy exploring the detailed illustrations as they play “I spy” and make simple predictions about who they will see on the next page of the book.
Meeka is a little blue bird who loves getting his beak into all the delicious food at the community food markets. He likes crunching on crusty bread, flying through fluffy, puffy fairy floss and licking sweet, sticky toffee. But eating all of the tasty market food leaves Meeka with a sore tummy, and he soon falls into a food-induced slumber. When the time comes to pack up the market stall for the day, Meeka is nowhere to be found! After some clever thinking and a frantic chase, Meeka’s friends find him snoozing in a Moroccan tagine pot sold to a granny at the markets.
In the jingle jangle jungle four friends – Moose, Lion, Zebra and Sheep – go into a cave to escape the cold and rainy weather, but little do they know a bear is fast asleep in there. When they accidentally wake him up, the cranky bear chases the animals out of the cave. The four friends must think of a way to cheer the bear up so he will let them back in the warm, dry cave. Zebra, Moose and Lion think they have the ideal plan, but it ends up making the bear even crankier! In the end, it’s the thoughtful sheep who comes up with the perfect solution.
Hickory dickory dock. Did you ever wonder why the mouse ran up the clock, then ran back down? This little mouse was, in fact, a mother mouse frantically searching for her two missing sons. She looked for them all over the house, while also trying to stay one step ahead of the sneaky house cat
The land bakes RED. The sun sets ORANGE. The water flows BLUE. The clouds scud PURPLE. The Rainbow takes readers on a journey across the land in this fascinating exploration of the kaleidoscope of colours found in the Australian outback.
Koalas eat gum leaves. They eat gum leaves every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even have gum leaves on their birthdays. Most koalas don’t mind… except for one. He’s on the lookout for something a bit tastier. He spots an ice-cream stall, and after indulging in one too many ice-creams, he soon discovers that you can have too much of a good thing!
In a little pink house on the edge of town lives a very noisy baby. She growls and neighs and moos so well that the people who are walking by mistake her for their missing animals. One by one the various community members knock on the door in search of their animals. As each family member of the little pink house opens the door, they explain that there are no animals inside, only one very noisy baby! But with a brilliant idea from the baby’s sister, the community decides to use the baby’s animal noises to help find the missing creatures.
The narrator loves the letter B, but when he sneezes all the Bs are suddenly missing from the book. A bed becomes a “_ed”, a beetle becomes a “_eetle” and a blue boots “_lue _oots”. After several silly spreads of B-free words together in silly sentences (such as “the _eetle is wearing the _lue _oots and jumping on the _ed”), the narrator urges readers to call for the letter B to come back. When B is back the narrator celebrates by using B-words such as bravo and brilliant!
Harbet loves his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep making fun of him. Harbet decides to upgrade his hat to the latest and greatest, but he just can’t keep up with the fads and trends. As soon as he gets a new hat, the others already deem it to be an… old hat! Harbet only discovers true happiness when he stops following others and starts embracing the things that make him unique.
When the little monkey can’t find his mother, a kind butterfly offers to help. Little monkey describes his mother in the hopes that the butterfly will find her. “She’s big! Bigger than me,” says little monkey, but the butterfly leads him to… an elephant. “Her tail coils around trees,” says little monkey, but the butterfly takes him to… a snake. The well-meaning butterfly keeps misunderstanding the monkey’s descriptions and they meet many different jungle animals until, eventually, they find little monkey’s family.
A tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a ride on a whale’s tail. Together the snail and the whale go on an incredible adventure, seeing all sorts of amazing sights. But when the whale becomes beached in the bay, it’s up to snail to save the day.
Time for a story about some monsters… but oh no, the book is too scared to tell the story. Can you help it feel better? It wants you to scratch its tingly spine, rub away the goosebumps, blow away the butterflies in its tummy, and much much more!
“Wise old man, won’t you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.” A little old lady grumbles and grouses that her house is too small. When she asks a wise old man for help, he suggests that she brings her farmyard animals into the house. That’s when things get really cramped! When she finally manages to push the farm animals all out again, she’s amazed at how big her house feels, and she comes to realise that it’s precisely the right size for her.
A little boy wants a pet, but the zoo keeps sending him animals that just won’t make good pets. An elephant is too heavy, a giraffe is too tall, and a snake is too scary! Until, at last, they send the perfect pet.
Timothy Pope is exploring the park with his brand new telescope. He looks up at the sky, he looks down at the ground, he looks left, and he looks right. All of a sudden he sees a big black fin. “There’s a shark in the park!” But is it really a shark? Or could it be something else? Children will love peeping through the round holes in the centre of every page and guessing what Timothy has spotted.