One sunny day Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride in his small boat. It’s a perfect idea for a lovely summer day, and soon he is joined by children, a rabbit, a cat, a pig, and a host of other friends. But when the goat kicks, the chickens flap, the dog teases the cat and the children squabble—the boat tips into the water and everyone tumbles out. No one minds getting wet on such a nice day, though, especially since Mr. Gumpy invites everyone to his house for tea.
The owner of the Haunted House is not well - and it is not surprising. There's a ghoul in the cupboard, an octopus in the sink, a crocodile in the bath, and in every room, a sinister black cat is watching it all with roving eyes.
In this book, children can spy characters hiding in the pictures. A poem on each page gives the clue as to what is hiding in the picture opposite. Many well-known nursery characters are included so that young children can follow the rhymes.
When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is very sad. But when Dogger turns up on a stall at the garden fete, everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money! Voted the public's favourite CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner in 2007, this timeless picture book has lost none of its appeal and is still a tale to which all children and their parents can relate. Kevin Whately's reading brings the story to life, and the original music and sound effects will enchant and enhance this book for a new generation of children.
Searching for a home, Clarence the cat arrives at the local post office at an opportune time - it's overrun with rats and mice. This means there is employment.
This is a vivid (and occasionally gory) history of soldiers on horseback and their changing appearance. The development of weapons and methods of fighting are detailed.
After his grandfather makes him a fiddle for his eighth birthday, Mishka learns to play The Blue Danube so well that he decides to set out to seek his fortune as a musician.
The story of a very windy day when the wind carries off a hat, an umbrella, a kite, a balloon - before finally blowing itself off to sea.
Father Christmas awoke from his dream of summer in the sun, and there it was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas Eve, the start of his longest night's work of the year.
This delightful cartoon-strip is the story of the most special day in the year for a very disgruntled and very overworked Father Christmas.
This story is set in the mountains of Poland with fantastic characters: Bartek a poor lonely woodcutter with no wealth but a kind heart, a talking frog king with magical powers and the Great Hetman, a hard-hearted villain.