Author: Roald Dahl So it goes that in Chapter Two of his outstanding 1975 tale Dannythe Champion of the World, Roald Dahl first breathed life into the notion of the BFG – the Big Friendly Giant, ‘three times as tall as ordinary men and his hands were as big as wheelbarrows.’ Seven years later, Roald Dahl saw fit to give this extraordinary character his own stage. Again in close collaboration with master-illustrator Quentin Blake, The BFG was born, a properly epic adventure underpinned with all of Roald Dahl’s wit and heart. When the young orphan Sophie finds herself seemingly kidnapped by a strange, cloaked giant, initial alarm finally gives way to the deepest of friendships and the discovery of wisdom and courage in the smallest of places. Held aloft by Roald Dahl’s ceaseless invention and power of wordplay, The BFG ranks as one of his greatest triumphs and for over three decades has been a treasured part of children’s lives the world over. Waterstones invites you to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, it’s a winsquiffler we tell you! It’s a golden phizzwizard of a fantastic ride! Now the magic of Roald Dahl is brought to life in these new illustrated paperback editions from the imagination of Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s own favorite illustrator. With brand new, bold cover designs and Blake’s quintessential pen and ink drawings, these are classic editions for every generation to enjoy. Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian, and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world's number one storyteller. One of Britain’s finest living illustrators, Quentin Blake has put pictures to more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favorite illustrator. As an author, he has written and illustrated a number of bestselling children’s books including The Green Ship and Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets. In 1999 he became the first-ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
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Adapted by: Danielle McLean Illustrated: Mark Chambers When Jack climbs an enormous beanstalk, he discovers a giant's magnificent castle at the top... This fantastically funny retelling of the classic fairy tale is packed with pop-ups, flaps, and more! Perfect for bedtimes and for introducing very young readers to this best-loved story.
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Illustrator: Dawn Machell A charming retelling of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Pat-a-cake, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat, with adorable illustrations.
Author: Jeff Kinney Greg Heffley's parents are convinced life was better back in the old days. But Greg isn't so sure that a life without electronics, central heating and working plumbing sounds all that fun ... And so, despite his best efforts, he is sent off to Hardscrabble Farm to learn about hard work and the great outdoors. Will Greg be able to survive a week out in the wild? Or will his school trip be a complete DISASTER?
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Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Nick Sharratt Don't teach the bunny rabbits your own disgusting habits. Don't picnic with a python in the park. Everyone knows about saying please and thank you, and not talking with your mouth full. But when it comes to dealing with grumpy grizzly bears and hairy chimpanzees, things get a lot more complicated ...Rollicking rhymes combine perfectly with Nick Sharratt's trademark witty illustrations in this thoroughly modern look at good behaviour!
Author: Clare Fennel Brave Little Bear has woken up early one morning and has decided to go outside and explore. There he finds a magical world covered in glistening, white snow. Little Bear is a little scared but reminds himself that he is a BRAVE bear and decides to go exploring. He uses his favorite ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN rhyme to encourage himself. Simple text and Claire Fennell s beautiful illustrations combine to create the exciting world of Little Bear. Young children will love reading about Bear's wintery adventures. Ideal for children at Christmas.
Author: Jeff Kinney It's a brand-new year and a brand-new journal and Greg Heffley is keen to put the humiliating (and secret!) events of last summer firmly behind him. But someone knows everything, someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private: his big brother, Rodrick. Can Greg make it through this new school year with his cool(ish) reputation intact?
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Author: Michael Bond Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ... especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!
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When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference. Featuring Amelia Telford, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, Bittu Sahgal, Chewang Norphel, David Attenborough, Doug Smith, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Thunberg, Isabel Soares, Isatou Ceesay, Marina Silva, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, Mohammed Rezwan, Renee King-Sonnen, Rok Rozman, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Stella McCartney, William Kamkwamba, Yin Yuzhen and Yvon Chouinard. Featuring illustrations by Jackie Lay.
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