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Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree and he gets very creative trying to get it down again. Oliver Jeffers has great fun making Floyd the modern day Jack and the tree the "house that Jack built". Funny and rollicking writing along with Jeffers' sensational illustrations. A book destined to be read over and over....... and over and over....
You've heard of Mother Goose of course. Spinster Goose is her more demanding sister who specializes in ill-mannered children and improving their dreadful behaviors. Did you know that Georgie Porgie was a bully? That Jack and Jilly played hooky? And that Little Miss Muffet was a chalk-eater? These disrespectfully twisted verses are sure to delight and surprise.
Long before Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, David McKee created Mr Benn, an ordinary man who has extraordinary adventures. Here is the first Mr Benn book reprinted for the enjoyment of a new generation of children in which Mr Benn swaps his bowler hat for a red suit of armor and makes friends with a dragon. McKee's artwork is a joy and the Mr Benn stories full of magical possibilities. (Also available, Big- Top Benn)
Lemony Snickett meets Stephen King meets the Nazis - in a totally good way! Quirky, original and totally atmospheric, the strange old photographs in this novel enhance the story without turning it into a "picture book". Likely to be enjoyed by both teenagers and adults Riggs has created a bizarre scenario that is totally entrancing, believable and creepily scary.
De Waal, a world renowned potter and curator, inherited a unique collection of Japanese netsuke and decided to investigate their origins. In this tactilely descriptive memoir he uncovers a rich and tragic family history covering their odyssey from Japan, across the capitals of Europe, back to Japan and Europe once again. He writes with some humor and personality and a fine eye for detail one would expect of such great artist himself. A fascinating and educational read.