Ducks and frogs, swallows and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads--a multitude of wonders enchant the child narrator in this tender, beautifully illustrated picture book. A tribute to those fragile, wild places that still exist, In the Red Canoe celebrates the bond between grandparent and grandchild and invites nature lovers of all ages along for the ride.
The Not-So-Brave Penguin
By: Steve Smallman
Posy the penguin is scared of many things - snowstorms, loud noises, the dark - but when her adventurous friend Percy is missing, Posy plucks up the courage to overcome her fears and goes on an excursion to find him. After an intrepid journey, Posy finds an injured Percy in a dark cave. She rescues him and brings him home, realizing in the end just how brave she can really be. This heartwarming story about friendship, being brave and overcoming fears when it really matters is sure to become a bedtime favourite.
The Prettiest Flower
By: Anna Shuttlewood
Hedgehog loves her garden. Passers-by often stop to admire her beautiful flowers. But one day Hedgehog wakes to find her pretty garden ruined! Who has eaten all her plants? Hedgehog blames each of her friends, but it wasn’t any of them. Then Hedgehog has an idea. After working all day tidying and replanting her garden, she sets a trap to catch the culprit....
This endearing story about hard work, forgiveness and compromise also celebrates the beauty of an unexpected friendship.
Written by: Simon Puttock
Illustrations by: Matt Robertson
Mr Moot lives a quiet life with his cherished pet, Fluffywuffy, by his side. He isn't troubled by neighbours, or mice, or even the postman… But when an uninvited guest comes to visit, Mr Moot finds himself kept awake every night. If it's not the sound of drums, then the noise of chainsaws and even motorbikes comes from the living room below. Luckily for Mr Moot, Fluffywuffy has a solution for how to deal with his (unlucky) guest! Kids will love this darkly funny story with a brilliant mischievous twist!