The Longer The Wait, The Bigger The Hug

Everyone’s favourite (socially distanced) characters return to help us through this challenging period.
Hedgehog is waiting for his friend Tortoise to wake up. But where is he and when will he wake?

Hedgehog’s friends are all very lovely, but they just aren’t as much fun at the beach, or at hide and seek, or at holding hands, or at hugs.

Tortoise begins to stir – the one boulder that Hedgehog didn’t think he could lift to turn . . .

Tortoise has been dreaming of Hedgehog. And the hug that follows is their best yet!

A charming and touching new tale from the creators of the bestselling While We Can’t Hug!

Rita’s Rabbit

Rita really really really wanted a rabbit.
Spike was NOT a rabbit.
He was scaly, scary, scratchy, scrabbly, scrawny, speckled and spiky.

Rita is so very sure she wants a fluffy pet rabbit and NOT a scaly, scratchy bearded dragon called Spike . . . But when a fussy, grouchy, messy rabbit comes to stay, she discovers they aren’t necessarily as adorable as they seem. Spike saves the day and Rita is very glad to be rid of the rabbit and very in love with her speckled, scrawny, spiky pet.

A very funny text wonderfully complemented by Hannah Peck’s witty artwork.

What Happened To You?

What happened to you? Was it a shark? A burglar? A lion? Did it fall off?

Every time Joe goes out the questions are the same . . . what happened to his leg? But is this even a question Joe has to answer?

A ground-breaking, funny story that helps children understand what it might feel like to be seen as different.

Richard Scarry’s Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon

Richard Scarry’s beloved Busylande meets the Middle Ages – and the result is a joyful reworked fairy tale starring knights on horseback, wandering minstrels, intrepid peasants, a beautiful princess and a frightening dragon!

Busylande is a very busy, happy kingdom – until a roaring dragon kidnaps Princess Lily. Who will save her? The knights do try, but everything goes wrong. Now it’s all up to Peasant Pig and Lowly Worm . . . but they’ve not faced a challenge like this – ever!

Richard Scarry’s ABC Word Book

Jump into Busy Town and learn your ABCs with Richard Scarry and his friends!

Each double page spread is packed with words starting or finishing or including a specific letter of the alphabet. The letters are highlighted in bright pink to emphasise the learning point. It’s busy and it’s bright and it makes learning your alphabet fun.

Richard Scarry’s Best Busy Year Ever

Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of delightful, brightly illustrated stories. Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse and a cast of Scarry’s most popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the postman deliver letters, and celebrate holidays, family and friends. This is the perfect introduction to everyday grown-up life – ever!

Richard Scarry’s The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Lowly Worm is one of Richard Scarry’s best loved characters, and the star of this lively collection of stories, in which he takes an unexpected ride on a hot-air balloon; helps Huckle find just the right gift for Mother Cat; rides the roller coaster at the fair and builds a castle at the beach. With everything from bike crashes to a big birthday surprise, these stories show exactly why Lowly is one special worm, loved the world over. Every page has something to delight over and discuss.

What’s in the Truck?

‘…Out glides a limo, as sleek as a plane,
With big gleaming hubcaps as bright as champagne’

Children will delight in this silly tale of a dog prince in his truck with a very special delivery . . .

With each page turn a new vehicle pops out of the last. This book has all the ingredients to charm and enthrall first readers and parents alike.

Emergency Vehicles

The fastest police cars and motorbikes . . .
The most powerful trucks . . .
Firefighting helicopters . . .

A thrilling book packed with full-colour technical illustrations and information about emergency vehicles from around the world.

Veg Patch Party

Glastonbury with veg! From the bestselling picture book team behind Kitchen Disco.

The vegetables start waking up
They stretch and rise and shine –
They set up lots of stages,
Cos it’s VEGGIE PARTY time!

Mud, rain, vegetables. A winning combination!

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