Classic Picture Books

  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448203 - David McKee
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    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

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  • The Large Family Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406315011 - Jill Murphy
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    The Large family, the elephant stars of the classic picture book Peace at Last, provide gigantic fun throughout this exciting five-book collection.

    With situations that will be familiar to any parent, the books feature everything from kitchen chaos to domestic bliss. Although they are messy, the characters are warm-hearted and the love they show for each other always shines through.

    Firm favourites with children and adults for many years, these are brilliant books to share at bedtime.

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    Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins is a witty and enchanting book and this sturdy board book version makes it ideal for babies and young toddlers. Rosie the hen explores the farmyard oblivious to the fact that she's being followed by a hungry fox.

    Toddlers will love predicting the disasters as the fox gets into a series of scrapes. With stunning and original illustrations, this is a gorgeous board book to share with babies and toddlers from 1+.
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    A beautiful brand new cased board book version of this classic picture book by the iconic Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces characters from well-known nursery stories, such as the Three Bears, Mother Hubbard and Tom Thumb, and encourages children to participate and to find the characters hidden in the pictures. The text, with its strong rhyme and rhythm, is perfect to read aloud to very young children, while the game of 'I Spy' keeps children enthralled.
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    Join Mr. Tickle, Mr. Greedy, Mr. Mosey, Mr. Bump, Mr. Strong and Mr. Funny in these 6 little board books. The reissued Mr. Men Pocket Library is perfect for young children to enjoy on the move. Featuring six durable board books in a smart slipcase, each containing colourful images of everyone's favourite Little Miss characters.
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    We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For over twenty-five years, readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest! Now you can join in the fun with this interactive changing picture book.
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    Young children will have lots of fun with the Little Miss Pocket Library, a great collection of first stories about six hilarious Little Miss characters! The slipcase, which is packaged in shrink-wrap, includes six durable board book stories about Little Miss Princess, Little Miss Inventor, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Giggles and Little Miss Chatterbox. The storybooks are made of sturdy board and their small size is great for young children, who can hold and play with them. They'll love looking at the brightly coloured pictures, hearing the stories and enjoying turning the pages themselves. The pocket size of the slipcase makes it perfect to carry around with you for instant entertainment on the go. The back of the books can also be put together to reveal a large picture of the Little Misses featured in the stories.
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    Judith Kerr created a best-loved children's classic with her story The Tiger Who Came to Tea, delighting generations of young children.

    The gentle illustrations coupled with the slightly anarchic story have unbeatable child-appeal and make this a perfect book to read aloud. If you haven't invited the tiger into your home yet, do so without delay!

    Toddlers from 1+ will love the big striped hero and his naughty antics.
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    One of the classic children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is pretty much the perfect bedtime read.

    Max doesn't want to go to bed and finds himself travelling to a faraway, mystical land full of monsters who roar and gnash their terrible teeth. It's a little frightening but so much fun!

    Bold and stylish, funny and ultimately heart-warming, the book is full of toddler appeal and was memorably adapted into a hit film by Spike Jonze.

    This paperback edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning story will be returned to time and time again by toddlers who love mystery and adventure.
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    Judith Kerr's The Tiger Who Came to Tea has been delighting children for nearly 50 years.

    Described as a 'modern classic' by the Independent, it tells the story of Sophie and her mummy who are just sitting down to tea. When the doorbell rings, they're surprised to see a big, furry, stripy tiger but still invite him in...

    With its traditional illustrations and crazy plot, this is a book that belongs on your child's bookshelf.
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    A Treasury of Songs contains the words for 20 of Julia Donaldon's songs inspired by the likes of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

    The book comes with a CD of Julia performing the songs herself - many of which will be familiar to children if they have been lucky enough to see Julia perform in person.

    Some of the songs and rhymes even have actions to carry out.
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    Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from Hundred Acre Wood are never far from fun and adventure.

    In this classic story by A.A. Milne, Pooh Bear, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and co get into a tight spot, nearly catch a woozle and discover the wrong sort of honey.

    This book features E.H. Shephard's classic illustrations/
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    Six favourite Mog stories brought together in one gift volume Mog's antics have entertained countless children ever since her first appearance in 1970, making this lovable cat one of the most enduringly popular characters in children's books. The stories included are: Mog the Forgetful Cat Mog and Bunny Mog and Baby Mog on Fox Night Mog's Bad Thing Mog's Christmas This wonderful book is perfect for reading at bedtime and makes the perfect for gift for Mog fans.
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    The Gruffalo's Child is the sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning book, The Gruffalo. This board book version of the rhyming classic will captivate the attention of babies and toddlers.

    The Gruffalo's child is a naughty mini-version of her dad, who is tempted into the deep, dark woods in search of the big, bad mouse she's heard so much about. This story is a treat both to read and listen to!
  • The Gruffalo: Jigsaw Book - Other - 9781509866090 - Julia Donaldson
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    Head into the deep dark wood and enjoy hours of fun by putting together the pieces of six jigsaw puzzles included in this special gift edition of The Gruffalo.

    A complete and unabridged version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic story, this special edition also comes with a fun activity page and will make a wonderful gift for any little Gruffalo fan.
  • The Gruffalo's Child Jigsaw Book - Hardback - 9781509866106 - Julia Donaldson
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    The Gruffalo is back, but this time it's his child who is feeling brave... Will the tiny mouse be able to outwit the Gruffalo once more?

    Young children will love the pacy, rhythmic tale from bestselling author Julia Donaldson and the incredible artwork by Axel Scheffler.

    They can then have fun recreating the brilliant illustrations by putting together the six chunky jigsaw puzzles included with this gift edition of the timeless classic.
  • The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Hardback - 9781405281652 - Dodie Smith
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    Dog lovers of all ages will be going dotty with delight when they read this - the first ever picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's classic, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    A much-loved story that inspired the Disney animation (and the live-action adaptation), the text has been adapted by Peter Bently and is fantastically complemented by Steven Lenton's gorgeous artwork.

    Missis and Pongo's Dalmation puppies have been stolen and there's only one suspect - the horrible Cruella de Vil (if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will). All Cruella wants to do is turn these cute pups into a spotty fur coat... But Missis and Pongo refuse to allow this unbearably cruel act to happen. They enlist the help of some furry friends as they embark on a brave and fearless rescue attempt...
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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 books.

    It tells the tale of a mischievous young rabbit who narrowly escapes a frightening fate when he ventures into Mr McGregor's vegetable garden.

    With beautiful illustrations and an affectionate and touching storyline, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is totally deserving of its iconic status in children's literature. This book would make a lovely gift for children aged 3 and above.
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    Sam McBratney has written a timeless children's classic that parents and their preschoolers will cherish.

    Guess How Much I Love You is a tricky concept to put into words but Little Nutbrown Hare knows that he loves Big Nutbrown Hare as high as he can hop and as far as his arms can reach, but even then this doesn't quite seem enough. Luckily the answer dawns on our hero as he falls asleep and he whispers, "I love you right up to the moon - and back."

    A sweet and touching story that is perfect as a bedtime story for youngsters from 3+.
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    The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare's efforts to express their love for each other has long been a favourite of ours at Red House - and with the book selling over 18 million copies worldwide, many generations of readers also love this touching tale.

    This beautiful 20th anniversary edition of Guess How Much I Love You comes in an enlarged board book format that little ones will cherish forever. The gorgeous story will be enjoyed time and time again - it's a true classic and this version is robust enough to withstand even the most terrible of toddler tantrums.

    Adored by children and adults alike, the simple story and endearing illustrations make this an unbeatable bedtime read 20 years on from first publication.
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    Well-loved by babies, toddlers and their parents, and used extensively by teachers, too, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar has enchanted generations of readers.

    Babies will love the interaction of poking their fingers through the holes in this sturdy board book and toddlers can learn the days of the week with its help. Bright and original illustrations, with an entertaining story, make this a fabulous book to share with babies and toddlers.
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    Eric Carle's classic book has enchanted generations of children with its colourful collage illustrations and simple story.

    With die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for little ones to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is simply one of the best children's books of all time.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perfect for children from 1+ and good for talking with older toddlers about how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
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    Award-winning children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, has a perfect sing-song verse for plodding along to on a family walk.

    Learning the words off by heart should be compulsory for children and grown-ups! Helen Oxenbury's illustrations beautifully capture the obstacles of squelchy mud and splishy-splashy river.

    The fabulous text and pictures are totally in tune and this simple book will have young children returning to it again and again.
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    'We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too?'

    For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Presented here in board book form, it's a bear-illiant, rhyming story that children will absolutely love!

    Children will love to follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. But are they ready for the surprise that awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest?