Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand . Unlike all the other little bulls - who run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights - Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers.
Once upon a time there was a little engine. Her name was CHOO CHOO.The story of a beautiful little steam train. She pulls carriages from the city to the country, and back again. At least she does till one surprising day when she decides to run away. Her exciting adventure makes one of the most captivating books imaginable.
Samson is the star of Fleabag's Circus - this strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it's not enough - Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. Discover what happens to the world's smallest strongman in this hilarious, touching tale.
The night of the hurricane is one that David and George will never forget. When it hits David and George's house they stay snuggled up inside with their cat until it's all over. The next morning they spot a fallen tree which sparks their imagination; they embark on expeditions through the jungle and ride the seas on a pirate ship.
When Christmas term comes around, Clara can't wait to learn everything there is to know about being a Christmas fairy. Except she's SO excited that she can't be still and quiet like a fairy should. But when it comes round to the big Christmas Show, it looks like that's exactly the kind of fairy Santa needs.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, as they fly around the country, tending to a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn, and even a sneezy lion.
Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, THE UGLY FIVE is a jubilant celebration of creatures that are often rather unloved. The animals proudly rejoice in their ugliness, while their babies tell them they're perfect just the way they are. A funny, heart-warming rhyme that is a joy to read aloud, with bold, comical illustrations.
Rupert has a big secret: when his owner, Mandy, is asleep, he dances the night away. One night Mandy catches Rupert mid-dance, and she's thrilled! Thinking she can perfect his skills, she tries to give him dancing lessons - but Rupert is horrified. Lessons are for dogs! Cats do things their own way.
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.
One hot day in the middle of a jungle a strange little creature hatches out of an egg. "Who am I?" he asks himself. Off he plods through the tall grass to find out. He meets many animals, but all of them are different. Will he ever find out who he is and what makes him special?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
Winnie, the Witch loves travelling by broomstick. Sadly, when the sky starts filling up with all kinds of machines, Winnie and Wilbur have a few mid-air crashes. Winnie tries magic to turn her broomstick into a bicycle, but the accidents still happen. Perhaps, Winnie needs to look no further than the end of her nose for an answer to her problems.
Winnie decides she needs a seaside break, so she and Wilbur zoom off to the coast. Wilbur makes a beeline for anywhere other than the sea. Winnie is having so much fun in the water that she doesn't notice her broomstick being washed out to sea. She waves her magic wand in an attempt to get the broomstick back, but it doesn't go according to plan.
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.
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 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.
Why do aliens visit Earth? Have they come to destroy the world? Or are they just here on a package holiday? Follow Captain Zorb Zork's diary and use the Spotter' s Guide to find out what makes an alien tick.
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.
To accompany the release of the live action movie of The Cat in the Hat, starring Mike Myers, HarperCollins are proud to present Dr. Seuss's original tale of feline anarchy, pink snow and all-round mayhem!
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.
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.