Little Red Riding Hood - You can tell a fairy tail
We all know what happens in fairy tales. Little Red Riding Hood meets a Wolf. Cinderella loses a slipper. The You Can Tell a Fairy Tale series lets children tell their favourite tales their own way. In You Can Tell a Fairy Tail: Red Riding Hood, follow our heroine through the path (which path will you choose?) in the woods. Decide what she has in her basket, what clothes are in grandma's wardrobe and who saves the day at the end! Illustrated by picture-book rising star Migy Blanco.
Innocent eyes... little round cheeks... super fluffy tail... he may look sweet and innocent, but don't be fooled - Bad Bunny is Mischief with a capital 'M'! And on a day of particularly naughty naughtiness, he may be about to meet his match. Will Bad Bunny end up in hot water? All will be revealed... WARNING: Will induce extreme laughter.
Written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by me.
Published by Scholastic, available from the 2nd August 2018
Did you ever wish to be a princess? Have you ever wanted to wear a pretty pink gown, sing to your forest animal friends, and attend a fancy fairy-tale ball?
Then meet Beatrice—she represents what being a princess in the Middle Ages was really like. Pink gown? More like itchy wool! Sing to animals? Think archery and horseback riding instead. Beatrice’s life is no fairy tale, but she will show you that fact can sometimes be more fascinating than fantasy.
This humorous, brightly illustrated book offers an irresistible comparison of fairy tale vs. real life in medieval times.
Published Henry Holt (US), March 2017
Mowgli loves living in the jungle with his wolf family and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. He's been learning the ways of the jungle ever since he was a little boy.
When the tiger Shere Khan tries to turn the wolf pack against Mowgli, making him feel unwelcome, Mowgli realizes he may not belong here after all. But what will happen when it's time for the boy to leave the pack that raised him and go live with his people?
Filled with vibrant full-color illustrations, Mowgli's story comes to life in this fresh retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
The Jungle Book is published by Harpercollins and is available now.
Old MacDonald had a farm. He loved things that go!
Old MacDonald’s farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens and horses, but what he really loves is his COLOSSAL collection of vehicles!
From bicycles, tractors and buses, to boats, fire engines and aeroplanes, there are LOTS of things that go on Old MacDonald’s farm, and the animals love to join in with the fun, too. Perfect for anyone who loves farmyard animals AND vehicles, this reimagining of a favourite nurse rhyme will have all the family singing along!
It's published by the lovely people at Nosy Crow and is available now in hardback.
Mr. Fox is going to the moon! Away he goes in his hot air balloon...But wait! Can Elephant come too? Sure! Let's bring along some pizza. What about Giraffe? And Squirrel? Everyone is welcome in Mr. Fox's balloon, but look out-will everyone fit? In the tradition of classic cumulative tales like Mr. Gumpy's Outing, this debut picture book from an exciting new talent is a fresh and funny tale of friendship.
"A good choice for storytimes." - Booklist
"An urbane, adventuresome fox provides an evening's entertainment for an eclectic company in this nighttime escapade aloft . . . exciting yet contained and comforting." - Kirkus Reviews
"Stylish, jazzy and unique, this is a great addition and would work well for storytime." - School Library Journal
And Away we go! is published by Henry Holt and is available I the US here and in France here
Cinderella's Sister and the BIG BAD WOLF
Think you know the story of Cinderella? Think again… This laugh-out-loud picture book turns the traditional tale TOTALLY upside down! For example, did you know that there were three ugly sisters? And how about this – Cinderella wasn’t actually very nice? And, far from being a mean-mouthed little madam, the youngest sister, Gertie, was the kindest person you could ever hope to meet?
This sidesplitting spin on a favourite fairy tale is full of wit and wonder, and the first book from an exciting new author and illustrator team.
A fun, Thanksgiving-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy”!
This little turkey knitted a sweater.
This little turkey grabbed a treat.
This little turkey set the table.
And this little turkey said, “Let’s eat!”
These little turkeys have a lot of work to do to prepare for Thanksgiving! One goes to the market, one sweeps the floor, one draws pictures, one knits a sweater, and sets the table. Now they're all ready to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Published by Little Bee (US) out September 2016
Welcome to the Superhero Hotel - a top secret hideaway where superheroes come to relax. But when the superheroes accidentally put the hotel in danger, they must work together to save it before it is too late!
Author: Abie Longstaff
Illustrated by my fair hands.
Published by Scholastic in the UK
Step right up and read about the debut of cotton candy at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904!
The 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, was an exhibition like none other. It had huge buildings for displaying all sorts of inventions and machines, exhibits from all around the world, and vendors selling new foods, including something called Fairy Floss, which we now call cotton candy.
In this book, a young girl named Lily and her Aunt Mae are told all about Fairy Floss by John Wharton, one of the inventors. Lily can't wait to go to the Fair and see how it's made. While there, she even makes a batch for herself!
Readers will get a glimpse of the excitement and innovation of the Fair through the descriptive text and the detailed illustrations in this beautiful historical fiction picture book.