Thidwick the big-hearted moose is happy his antlers “can be of some use” to a menagerie of animals who move in and make themselves at home. “A host has to put up with all kinds of pests. For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.” With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Suess has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr. Seuss’s best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels. The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands — Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. This is a Yellow Back book.
Nicholas Oldland - Big Bear Hug
A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree? Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest. The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.
Bálint Ágnes - Megint Mazsola
A nagysikerű Mazsola és Mazsola és Tádé után megint Mazsola, pontosabban Megint Mazsola! A Bálint Ágnes által megálmodott és a Bródy Vera bábtervező által létrehozott bájos malacka, a tévémese halhatatlan hőse - no és kis barátai, Fülöpke meg Manócska - legújabb kalandjait olvashatják az új kötetben a gyerekek és a régi mesék iránt nosztalgiát érző szülők, nagyszülők egyaránt.
Bálint Ágnes - Mazsola
Manófalvi Manó, a madárijesztők barátja egy szép napon födél nélkül maradt. Szerencsére talált a mezőn egy jókora sütőtököt, aminek a cinkék már kivájták a belét. Csinosan berendezte, dundi szalmazsákot készített magának, jó kis karosszéket, és lámpagyújtás után vidáman olvasott újságot. Egyszer csámcsogást hallott kintről. Egy induri-pinduri malac rágta a házat. Ugye ti már tudjátok, ki volt ez az induri-pinduri kismalac? Hát Mazsola! Aki persze ott is maradt mindjárt a kis tökházban, és ha meghallgatjátok a mesét, megtudhatjátok, mi minden történt Mazsolával, aki még a tévében is szerepelt. Bálint Ágnes humoros, vidám meséjét Bródy Vera bábfotói teszik még vonzóbbá minden gyerek számára. A népszerű meseíró legnépszerűbb könyve, melyben a szeretetreméltó, falánk és kissé lusta, de nagyon kedves kismalac kalandjai elevenednek meg. Új formában, színes képekkel adjuk ismét közre az ismert történeteket.
Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows
This is the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?
Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
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.
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines.Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world. Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.
Móricz Zsigmond - A török és a tehenek
Móricz Zsigmond kedves, kisgyerekeknek írt verses meséi a magyar gyermekirodalom legnépszerűbb, legjátékosabb kincsei közé tartoznak. Ez a kedves versikéje - melyen generációk nőttek fel - Mehemedről, a törökről és a tehenekről szól. Sok pompás rím, játékos szóösszecsengés, variált refrén jellemzi. Könnyen megjegyezhető, ismételt olvasásra könyv nélküli mondogatásra ösztönzi a gyerekeket. A kötetet ötletes és vidám hangulatot árasztó színes rajzok illusztrálják.
L. Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home." Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz.
Marie-Louise Gay - Stella, a tenger csillaga / Stella, Star of the Sea
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Tony DiTerlizzi - Kenny and the Dragon
Kenneth is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading for a battle of legendary proportions - with each other! In one corner there's Grahame, a well-read and cultured dragon, with sophisticated tastes and no stomach for battle. In the other, there's George, a retired knight and dragon slayer who would be content to spend the rest of his days in his bookshop with a pipe and a good book. But when the townsfolk catch wind there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, and call George out of retirement, the stage is set. And it's up to Kenny to avert disaster. A fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on a classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship.
Mihail Pljackovszkij - Tücsök Tóbiás naplója
Mihail Pljackovszkij kedves története egy kis tücsök: Tücsök Tóbiás vidám naplóját nyújtja át az olvasónak, melyben a kis bogár beszámol mulatságos bonyodalmairól. Ezekből a bonyodalmakból Tóbiás mindenkor szerencsésen kikeveredik, de addig sok izgalmas esemény történik vele. A könyvet Solt Lajos magával ragadóan szellemes fordításában és a népszerű Szutyejev kitűnő rajzaival díszítve olvashatjuk.
Jacob Grimm - Wilhelm Grimm - Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarves, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. This selection of their folk tales was made and translated by Lucy Crane, and includes firm favourites such as _Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel_ and _Snow White._ It is illustrated throughout by Walter Crane's charming line drawings.
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.
Beatrix Potter - Nyúl Péter kalandjai
Nyúl Péter besurran McGregor kertjébe, hogy jót lakmározzon a finom zöldségekből. De a gazda észreveszi, és menekülnie kell. Vajon sikerül-e hazajutnia a hatalmas kertből, vagy ugyanaz a sors vár rá, mint édesapjára? - Szabó T. Anna költő, műfordító tolmácsolásában.
L. Frank Baum - The Emerald City of Oz
For the first time in more than eighty years, the most spectacularly illustrated of all the Oz books is available again with the metallic "emerald" green ink that illuminated the color plates of the original edition. Join Dorothy and the Wonderful Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip of the land of paper dolls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends discover the danger before it's too late? All the enchantment of Oz is here for a whole new generation to discover in this deluxe new edition featuring ninety black-and-white pictures and sixteen dazzling five-color plates by Oz artist John R. Neill. Afterword by Peter Glassman.