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Usborne Picture Books 12Bks
On A Pirate Ship
A jolly picture book following a crew of not-so-scary pirates across the high seas. Children will love following the story as the swashbuckling pirates sail through a swirling storm, sing sea shanties and tally up their twinkling treasure! The simple and engaging text is accompanied by the colourful illustrations of Benji Davies.
This is a wonderfully imaginative artist-led picture book taking young children on a gently informative and enjoyable journey into prehistoric times. Beginning with a little boy wondering what real dinosaurs were like, the story transports readers into the prehistoric age. The tale follows a loveable stegosaurus, as he hatches from his egg and grows up, encountering a fearsome predator and then some gentle giants of the Jurassic. The story ends imagining what dinosaurs would look like if they roamed the streets today, with a lovely evocative image of dinosaurs in a street scene - great fun and a good talking point for young children. Memorable, gently lyrical text gives a narrative touch to information for young children. It is attractively illustrated with Mandy Fields colourful paintings.
The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse
This delightful story, retold in picture book format, tells of two friends who lead different lives, reminding us that there's no place like home. Charming illustrations accompany whimsical, read-aloud text making this a lovely book to share.
How The Elephant Got His Trunk
Story retold for young readers. According to this much-loved fable, elephants didn't always have long trunks - that is, until one day when the elephant's child could contain his curiosity no longer, stepping closer than he should have to the Crocodile. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme.
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Featuring clear and compelling text that allows children to develop their burgeoning reading skills, this title in the 'Usborne First Reading' series retells the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar
This is a new, picture book version of one of the most popular titles in the First Reading series. Sid the dinosaur likes scaring his friends with his ear-splitting roar. But what would happen if he lost his voice? He's about to find out. This title comes now with rhyming text to add an extra level of interest and enjoyment. It features bright, animated, contemporary illustrations that bring the story to life.
One of the most popular stories from the Thousand and One Nights. Aladdin agrees to find an old lamp for his uncle Abanazar. Rubbing the lamp summons a powerful genie, who makes Aladdin rich. Then Abanazar tricks Aladdin's wife into giving up the lamp, and kidnaps her. What can Aladdin do? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners.
The Gingerbread Man
A delightful picture book retelling the classic tale for younger children. Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch him, he's the Gingerbread Man! But although he may be able to out-run everyone, can the Gingerbread Man outwit the cunning fox? The simple and engaging text is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Elena Temporin.
The Fire Bird
This is a new title in the "Usborne Reading Programme" based on the famous Russian folktale, which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. Prince Ivan sets off in search of the Firebird which has been stealing his father's golden apples. A story of bravery, determination and magic that has captivated generations, and inspired iconic paintings, music and ballet. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
Under The Sea
This picture book takes the reader on a journey all the way through the sea from one shore to another far across the world. From a bustling bright coral reef (by day and by night), out into the open sea to swim alongside giant whales, and diving down and down to discover what lives in the deepest darkest part of the ocean. This book introduces a child to the wonders of the sea and all kinds of sealife. The stunning images and lyrical text will leave a lasting impression, and can be treasured again and again.
The Wind In The Willows
This is an evocative picture book based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger children. 'The Wind in the Willows' is a re-telling of the beloved Kenneth Grahame story following the adventures of four riverside companions: Mole, Ratty, Badger and, of course, the eponymous Mr Toad. It is evocatively illustrated by Mauro Evangelista, who also illustrated the Young Reading titles 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Wizard of Oz'.
The Elves And The Shoemaker
Who keeps helping the old shoemaker and making such wonderful shoes while he sleeps? And how can the shoemaker repay their kindness? Find out in this joyful retelling of the classic fairy tale for little children, gorgeously illustrated on every page by John Joven.
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