Suitable for Moomin fans young and old, and features sumptuous artwork. Tove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914, this title features wonderful scenery, from the towering Moominhouse, through the forest, over the bridge and down to the sea...
The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger - these three are the notorious Nasties themselves!
This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th-century American writer. Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art.
When twins Minnie and Max are read a story about the pairs of animals in Noah's Ark, it gives them an idea for a lively bedtime game. On the stairs, they're tigers; in the bathroom, they splash like crocodiles. But when Dad tucks them up, they curl up like two little mice and fall fast asleep.
When an old donkey sets out on the road to fame and fortune as a musician he invites others who are down on their luck to join him. The way in which they realize their dream is full of humour and some surprises in this rhythmical version of "The Musicians of Bremen".
Slow Loris was a slow loris and he was very slow. He lived in a zoo. The visitors thought him boring. The other animals did too. 'It took Loris ten minutes to eat a satsuma ...twenty minutes to get from one end of his branch to the other ...and an hour to scratch his bottom. But Slow Loris didn't care. He had a secret.
The Gorys are just like any other family - apart from the fact that they are vampires. The children go to Cemetery High Junior School, while Mrs Gory looks after the baby at home. Mr Gory is always dead on his feet after a day at the undertaker's.
Frankie, the Fox loves baked beans and dancing, but Naughty Rabbit says that proper foxes catch chicken. So Frankie steals down the lane to the chicken's house. But instead of a big, fat chicken, Frankie finds a big fat mess that he can't help tidying. Will Frankie ever be a proper fox? This is a humorous story about being true to yourself.
First published in 1997, the simple text and bright pictures introduce very young children to life on the farm. It is breakfast time, but before Ellie can sit down, she and her dad have to see to the rabbits, geese and goats. Once all the animals are fed, Ellie's last job is to collect the eggs for her own breakfast.
First published in 1997, the simple text and bright pictures make it easy for young children to relate to Ellie's situation. When Ellie wakes up, her mum helps her to dress, but where are her shoes? They hunt all through the house, and eventually they are found at the bottom of a big cardboard box. Ellie puts them on and is ready for the day ahead
Uh-oh! Baby's got the Zapper. ZAP! She ZAPS the television channels. She ZAPS her toys into a band. She ZAPS up a real aeroplane. Then she ZAPS the moon into a giant biscuit. Maybe that's one ZAP too many.
Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make the perfect pumpkin soup; until the day Duck wants to do the stirring.
The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. Bestselling Polar Express creator and Caldecott Medal winning Chris Van Allsburg explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startlingly to life.
Winnie the Witch is getting ready for the Witches' Magic Show. She can't wait to show off her favourite spells with her magic wand. But when Winnie inadvertently puts her wand in the washing machine with her party dress, it comes out crumpled, soggy, and certainly not in working order. How is Winnie going to wow her friends at the show?
Another story in the series featuring Old Bear, Bramwell Brown, Little Bear and Jolly Tall. Wishing for snow and becoming impatient for it to fall, the toys decide to make their own, and one ingenious creation follows another.
Albert is Frances' best friend until he starts playing a no-girls ball game. Frances retaliates with a splendid picnic outing, no boys allowed, and finds the company of her small sister, Gloria, is not so bad after all.
One day, adventurous Mouse sets off to find the moon with his Moon Map, leaving his worried friend Bear behind. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse soon realizes that he needs more than just the Moon Map to find his way...
Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?
Sunny Bunny loves the sun but one day he wakes up and it's not there. He searches high and low for his old friend but the sun cannot be found. Hand in hand with his daddy he climbs a hill and finds a beautiful sunrise.
All the children are going home. Except for Jerome... Mum is only five minutes late, but to Jerome it seems like ages, and he has all sorts of wild fantasies about what could have happened to her. Has she been squashed by an elephant, or could she even have forgotten Jerome completely?
Frances is a fussy eater, she hates eggs, swaps her chicken salad sandwiches and refuses her boring veal cutlet. She wants to eat bread and jam for ever. Until Mother Badger devises a cunning plan to make her change her mind.
General MacTiger is the most magnificent animal in the jungle, until the python steals his stripes. And so he must use all his guile and ingenuity to play the jungle animals off against each other to regain them.
When a strange package arrives in the nursery, everyone is puzzled. Little Bear is sure it's full of treasure but Duck has his doubts. Then, when the box actually speaks, it becomes clear that something much more exciting than treasure is inside.
Larry's a lemming with a mind of his own. Unlike the rest of the crew, he goes sledging with the puffins, eats pepperoni pizza, and likes to wear a top hat. But can Larry teach his fellow lemmings to finally think for themselves?
A wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself.
The ghastly Mr Skumskins O'Parsley's favorite dishes include worm cast butties, squashed tadpoles on toast and bogey burgers. O'Parsley decides one day to bake an extra special cake, with more revolting ingredients than you can possibly imagine. However, when the cake decides to eat HIM, he realizes it is time to mend his ways.
Naughty Nigel pretends to be deaf so that he can play tricks on his parents. When told to get his hat he settles down to paint the cat and when asked to wash the dishes he does the fishes instead. But Nigel is taught a lesson by a strange little man from Nightland who is similarly hard of hearing.