To Catch a Cloud

An epic story, full of danger wrapped up as a sea shanty from enormously talented poet Elena de Roo and rising star illustrator Hannah Peck.

I spy a cloud go floating by
Where do you go, Cloud, so high?

To the sea
She sings
Where the wild gulls fly
Then catch me if you can
I cry
We race each other to the sea
Can”t catch me, Cloud
Can’t catch me

A boy and a dog follow a cloud out to sea, but as the weather worsens he relies on the whales and waves to bear him home.

The Roar

Everyone’s favourite Hedgehog and Tortoise are back, helping children with big feelings!

There were so many things that Tortoise wanted to do.
So many games to play and rocks to climb.
Oops.
Tortoise was stuck.
Being stuck made Tortoise cross.

Tortoise is not having a good day and now he’s stuck in a hole and and is far too cross for hugs. Hedgehog sits and waits and then makes Tortoise laugh – taking the time to let the moment pass, and acknowledge how Tortoise feels.

The Robber Raccoon

From the team behind the bestselling Not Yet, Zebra comes this cheeky and characterful book about upcycling.

Rosie Raccoon is up to no good,
out and about in a grand neighbourhood . . .

But Rosie needs to watch out. The police are after her, and it’s not long before she’s feeling the furry arm of the law . . .

An exquisitely illustrated nighttime adventure starring an adorable and mischievous raccoon. Children and adults will be enchanted by this eco-friendly mystery.

Richard Scarry’s Dr Doctor

What do doctors do all day? Meet Mr and Mrs Dr Doctor! Mrs Dr Doctor attends to Freddie Fox. Mr Dr Doctor rides in an ambulance . . . and Mrs Dr Doctor has a baby!

Two enchanting stories outlining just how vital doctors and healthcare heroes are to our lives.

Monkey Bedtime

A cheeky, funny book about monkeying around at bedtime – with actual monkeys!

Suddenly I heard an EEK, a TAP TAP on the pane.
A tiny little monkey face was peering through the rain.
I’m sure my mum won’t mind, I thought. He’s really very small.
One tiny pygmy marmoset could do no harm at all . . .

When a little boy lets a monkey in through his window, he doesn’t expect it to bring all its fiends! But when he is followed by six red-handed howlers, six macaques, ten capuchins and two great big baboons there’s going to be trouble!

Punk Rocker Poodle

This punk rocker poodle is full of attitude – modelled on the average terrible toddler!

No school.
No THANKS.
No. NO. NO!

Laura Dockrill’s inimitable style of poetic rap is brilliantly suited to this romp through the house and round and round the playgroup, as one little poodle demonstrates what fun it is to stomp and stamp and pout . . . that is until naptime, when all she really wants is a . . . CUDDLE!

‘A funky read-aloud rhyme.’ The Bookseller
‘Bursting with the grumps, fun, giggles and hugs.’ Armadillo Magazine
‘Colourful, hilarious and anarchic all in one go.’ Mini Travellers

Yes You Can, Cow

Two showstopping talents have created a playful and witty nursery rhyme production! Will Cow jump over the moon?

Yes, you can, Cow! We believe in you!
READY . . . STEADY . . GO . . .

It’s the Nursery Rhyme’s big performance, but Cow is having second thoughts. She’s too scared to jump! What if she crashes? Will everyone laugh?

The curtain’s almost up and the audience are waiting. Can Cow overcome her fear of failure and become the star of the show?

A gorgeous, heart-warming story about believing in yourself and doing your best based on the ever-popular nursery rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’.

‘Funny and encouraging for everyone.’ The Sunday Times
‘An absolute delight of a story.’ Armadillo Magazine
‘A clever concept, perfectly executed.’ Picture Book Perfect

The Naming of Cats

A wonderful new picture book version of one of T. S. Eliot’s most popular cat poems, brought to life by delightfully humorous illustrations from Arthur Robins, a timeless magical partnership.

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

The first poem in Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is a brilliant introduction to the fabulous world of Cats, featuring names such as Bombalurina and Munkustrap – made famous by the recent film!

The seventh gorgeous Cats picture book with lively and colourful illustrations by Arthur Robins. Perfect for reading aloud, singing or performing!

Santa’s New Sleigh

Fabulous festive picture book from the creators of the bestselling Santa’s New Beard – a perfect stocking-filler gift!

Christmas Eve was here at last,
The countdown clock was ticking fast . . .
But yikes! When Santa turned the key
(The reindeer need some help you see)
The engine didn’t start, it spluttered,
‘That isn’t right’, the elves all muttered . . .

When Santa’s sleigh stops working on Christmas Eve the elves all rally round to help. Maybe they could use a slingshot? Or the owls could help? How about polar bears?

Will they be able to sort the sleigh out before it is too late? Things are not looking good until one small elf has a bright idea!

Festive and fun, this is destined to become a seasonal favourite.

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

A stunning new edition of T. S. Eliot’s beloved cat poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, containing enchanting new colour illustrations by Júlia Sardà.

The naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

So begins one of the best-known poetry collections of all time. The practical cats need no introduction, but this stunning new full-colour version, illustrated by Júlia Sardà, is the perfect companion to Old Toffer’s Dogs. Whether you are a cat or a dog person, you will be enchanted by Júlia’s highly original interpretation.

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