Giles Andreae - Giraffes Can't Dance
All the jungle's got the beat, but Gerald the giraffe has four left feet. Such is the dilemma in this British team's bouncy if didactic picture book about self-esteem. As a multitude of fleet-footed beasts eagerly "skip and prance" at the annual Jungle Dance in Africa, Gerald feels sad "because when it comes to dancing/ he was really very bad." Jeered by waltzing warthogs and cha-cha-ing chimps when he attempts to cut a rug, Gerald hangs his head and leaves the celebration behind. Luckily, a friendly cricket appears in the moonlight, chirping a morale-boosting song of self-confidence that soon sets Gerald in graceful motion. Andreae's rhyming text has a jaunty rhythm that's likely to spark interest in the read-aloud crowd, in spite of a heavy-handed message. Parker-Rees's kicky depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals boogying on the dance floor are the highlight here. His watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork exudes a fun, party vibe. Ages 3-6.
Anne Civardi - Stephen Cartwright - The Usborne Book of Things People Do
The Usborne Book of Things People Do is an entertaining book is all about the work people do in different sorts of jobs. Set on an imaginary island called Banilla, it introduces a crowd of interesting people and shows some of the events that happen in their daily lives. Banilla is not a big island there there is a hospital, an airport, schools, a hotel, restaurants, shops, farms, parks, a theater, a bank, a fire station as well as a police station. In this Usborne Book of Things People Do, you will get to know the residents and what they do. You will also learn a little about how they do what they do. For example, you will learn about building a house by following what Manuel Laber, the Builder, did when he and his crew were building a new house for Mayor Naze. This book is very cute and colorful with lots of cute illustrations.
Dr. Seuss - The Lorax
"Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not." Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.
Roald Dahl - The Witches
Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squis and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures - but can they get rid of them for good?
John Farndon - Children's Encyclopedia
The clearly presented information is organised into thematic sections covering all aspect of the natural and human world. The lively text is made highly accessible by the use of sub headings, fact panels and "did you know?" features. Each illustration and photograph is accompanied by a detailed caption.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Oliver és társai
Oliver a főhős kiscica, egy dobozban lakik társaival és várják, hogy egy szerető gazdi hazavigye őket egy meleg otthonba. Minden kiscicust megvesznek de szegény Oliver senkinek sem kell. Egyedül marad, míg egy esős éjszakán a dobozka szétázik és megkezdődik a cicus nagy kalandja. Belecsöppen az életbe! Megismerkedik a nagyváros zord és vidám oldalával.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Pán Péter
Ki ne vágyna arra, hogy örökre gyerek maradhasson, indiánok, kalózok és tündérek között élhessen a mesés szépségű Sehol-szigeten? Wendy és testvérei Pán Péter jóvoltából, ha csak egy rövid időre is, de eljutnak erre a mesebeli szigetre, ahol számtalan kaland vár rájuk.
Alan Alexander Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh
,,You're the Best Bear in All the World,' said Christopher Robin. 'Am I?' said Pooh hopefully. Meet the world's favourite bear in this delightful collection, in which Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a woozle, and discovers the wrong sort of honey — amonpst other things!"
Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler team up again to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo’s child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?
Roald Dahl - Matilda (angol)
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as "nothing more than a scab." Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature. Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father. This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is "a fierce tyrannical monster . . . ." Adults may cringe at Dahl's excesses in describing the cruel Miss Trunchbull, as well as his reliance on overextended characterization at the expense of plot development. Children, however, with their keenly developed sense of justice, will relish the absolutes of stupidity, greed, evil and might versus intelligence, courage and goodness. They also will sail happily through the contrived, implausible ending. Dahl's phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won't be disappointed by Matilda. Blake's droll pen-and-ink sketches extend the exaggerated humor. Ages 9-11.
Andrew Lang - The Princess Nobody
“Princess Nobody” is a picture and story book in the fairy genre that has become a classic of children’s literature. This is an illustrated version containing mostly high quality color pictures along with some black and white sketches that are designed to hold children’s attention and appeal to their imaginations. The story revolves around the beautiful Princess Niente and the Prince who seeks her out after she is banished to a distant place by the Queen of the water fairies to protect her from the ugly dwarf. There are lots of interesting twists and turns to hold children spellbound and a cast of characters that includes fairies, dwarfs, and a host of small creatures that form part of the fairy world. The text is regularly interspersed with illustrations by Richard Doyle which are simply stunning and full of fascinating details. A large part of the success this book has enjoyed is due to Richard Doyle’s ability to capture the fantasy nature of the fairy world in delightful color illustrations.
Alan Alexander Milne - Kanga And Baby Roo Come To The Forest
Nobody seemed to know where they came from, but there they were in the Forest: Kanga and Baby Roo. When Pooh asked Christopher Robin, 'How did they come here?' Christopher Robin said, 'In the Usual Way, if you know what I mean, Pooh; and Pooh, who didn't said 'Oh!'
Jacob Grimm - Wilhelm Grimm - Grimms' Fairy Tales
Once Upon a Time... Grimm's Fairy Tales have brought magic and delight to millions, throughout the generations. Timeless classics such as Rapunzul, Snow White, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and many, many more. Collected here are 64 of the most popular stories by the Brothers Grimm with 55 illustrations.
Sue Arengo - Snow White and the seven dwarfs
"Snow White's stepmother, the Queen, was jealous. Her magic mirror said that Snow White was more beautiful than the Queen. She told a huntsman to kill the girl, but he couldn't do it. Snow White went to live with seven dwarfs. But the Queen tried to kill her with a tight ribbon, a poisoned comb, and a poisoned apple. Show White looked as if she was only asleep, so the dwarfs put her in a glass box. A Prince fell in love with her but how did he save her?"
P. L. Travers - Mary Poppins from A to Z
P. L. Travers introduced Mary Poppins to the world in 1934. Ever since, the no-nonsense English nanny has been beloved by children and adults everywhere. Originally published in 1962 and long unavailable, Mary Poppins from A to Z offers a unique glimpse of the famous Poppins cast. Twenty-six vignettes--one for each letter of the alphabet--weave unexpected tales of Mary Poppins, the Banks children, and other characters from Travers's timeless novels. As an added twist, each vignette is filled with fun and unusual words that start with the featured letter. In full color for the first time, this enchanting new edition will delight both old and new fans of the inimitable Mary Poppins.
Jill Tomlinson - The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thinghe is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.
L. Frank Baum - The Marvelous Land of Oz
First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. How they thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her army of young women is a tale as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.
Cressida Cowell - Hiccup The Viking Who Was Seasick
Long ago, in a fierce and frosty land, there lived a little Viking. Hiccup wasn't big and tough like his fellow Vikings. In fact, he was a little timid and worried a lot - and what worried him most was going to sea for the very first time...