Books by Peter Bently

  • AKQVU 3 years +

    The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a pacy rhyming adventure, perfect for any child who loves trains. When a naughty little mouse steals cheese from the station master, a battle between cat and mouse follows! But they put their differences aside when a big, red steam train comes tearing down the track straight towards them! Exquisitely illustrated, this cat and mouse chase is a truly memorable ride that will be good for many repeated trips. Praise for Cats Ahoy by Peter Bently: 'It was the sort of book that you can read over and over and never get bored.' - The Guardian
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    A Home on the River (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. Bramble and his friends have no water! The brave badger must head upstream to find the problem. Can Bramble bring the water back to his friends? Other titles in the series: A Home Full of Friends
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    The Yoga Ogre (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. "My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so terribly wide? I only eat twelve meals a day," Ogden sighed. The people said, "Jim-jams too tight and too short? Overweight ogres should take up a sport!" So Ogden does take up a sport - and he does it with gusto! But finding the perfect sport for a big, bumbling ogre isn't quite as simple as it may seem.
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    A Home in the Snow (Hardback)

    Peter Bently

    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. It's a big day for Bramble - it's his birthday! The only trouble is, his woodland friends seem to have forgotten all about it! It's beginning to look like poor Bramble will have to celebrate all alone - but perhaps there's a special surprise in store for him after all... Other titles in the series: A Home Full of Friends A Home on the River
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    The Great Big Busy Wheels Activity Book (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    It's time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom and zoom! This action-packed activity book is crammed full of things to find, amazing vehicles to colour, and games and puzzles to entertain. Perfect for rainy days, offering both entertainment and educational value. Activities appear alongside entertaining adventure stories to engage and delight young vehicle lovers. From rescue vehicles to monster trucks, the stories feature a popular vehicle as the central character, and involve a group of animal characters in a supporting role. The activities use plots and themes from within the stories, encouraging reluctant readers to engage with the text and find out what happens next. Can the busy vehicles save the day?
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    Whizzy Wheels Academy: Tess the Tractor (Other)

    Peter Bently

    The Whizzy Wheels Academy is a picture book series for vehicle-mad pre-schoolers. Tractor, Digger, Fire Engine and Dumper Truck are all new students. Join Tess the tractor as she learns all about becoming a farm vehicle at the Whizzy Wheels Academy. The story explores her journey of discovery - she learns not just about her purpose but about herself. She must overcome a challenge and learn a valuable lesson encouraging the reader to cheer their hero on as the story unfolds.
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    Whizzy Wheels Academy: Fergus the Fire Engine (Other)

    Peter Bently

    The Whizzy Wheels Academy is a picture book series for vehicle-mad pre-schoolers. Tractor, Digger, Fire Engine and Dumper Truck are all new students. Join Fergus the fire engine as he learns all about becoming an emergency services vehicle at the Whizzy Wheels Academy. The story explores his journey of discovery - he learns not just about his purpose but about himself. He must overcome a challenge and learn a valuable lesson encouraging the reader to cheer their hero on as the story unfolds.
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  • BOKGJ 3 years +

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Wizard of Poob (Hardback)

    Peter Bently

    Welcome to Planet Pok - the land of Monsters' Nonsense. The monsters discover a strange spaceship belonging to a wizard from another planet. Can they help him save Planet Poob from the Space Slugs? Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a fun and exciting story. The adult reads the main narrative whilst the child is encouraged to read the monsters' language in speech bubbles and these `non-words' help them practise their emerging phonics skills at a level that is right for them. Brought to life by award-winning author Peter Bently and Duncan Beedie's comic book style, this series creates a valuable shared reading experience and will inspire any child to become a monster reader!
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  • BMJZS 3 years +

    Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy! (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt!The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit - from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent
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  • BLMGO 3 years +

    Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy! (Hardback)

    Peter Bently

    Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! From Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit.Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent
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  • BKGYU 3 years +

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for toddlers. When Missis and Pongo's darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect . . . the evil Cruella de Vil! She's enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a spotty fur coat! With the help of some fearless furry friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can the Dalmatian parents rescue their precious pups in time? This classic tale about a hundred and one spotty dogs has been adapted for the first time ever as a picture book. Peter Bently's fun adaptation of Dodie Smith's original text will introduce the story to a new generation, with gorgeous artwork from bestselling illustrator, Steven Lenton. Fan's of Dodie Smith's original story and the Disney film adaptation will love this new take on an old favourite - the perfect Christmas gift and classic bedtime story to enjoy together. Dodie Smith was an English children's novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), which was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated movie version. Peter Bently is the award-winning bestselling picture book author of Shark in the Dark, Lark in the Ark, The Great Dog Bottom Swap and Cats Ahoy! He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Steven Lenton is the illustrator of the bestselling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series (Nosy Crow) which was both the Waterstones picture book of the month and The Times Children's Book of the Week. Steven is originally from Congleton in Cheshire and now lives in London.
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  • BCWYB 3 years +

    The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    The Tooth Fairy meets the Royal Family in this hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas. The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ...but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent 'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins
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  • AXGLO 3 years +

    The Tooth Fairy and the Royal Visit (Hardback)

    Peter Bently

    The hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas. The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ...but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent 'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins
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    The Prince and the Porker (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray...Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can't last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius' bacon. It turns out that he's always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon...his Aunt Alice!
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  • AULAV Toddlers

    Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    It's time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom and zoom! This vibrant series is designed to excite playful pre-schoolers. Each Busy Wheels book offers a colourful vehicle adventure, sounds to mimic and an exciting job to get done! Space Shuttle is on a mission! Commander Mandy and the crew are on their way to fix a satellite in orbit. But it's not the simple mission they had hoped for...
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  • AOVFB 5 years +

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Doug Lugg, Boy Slug (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Doug Lugg hates vegetables. He won't eat carrots, spinach, broccoli or peas ...until one night he finds himself transformed into a giant, vegetable-loving slug! Doug Lugg, Boy Slug is an entertaining story told in rhyme, with captivating illustrations (and a bit of slug slime). Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
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  • ANGVL 5 years +

    Foul Play! (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. Sir Percy has bet Castle Bombast on the FOOTBALL tournament at the May Fair. The only problem is we haven't got a team! Now it's up to ME to find some players and make sure we WIN. But Sir Roland the Rotten's team has a TERRIFYING reputation and the only volunteers I can find have never kicked a ball in their lives...Eek! A hilarious series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author, Peter Bently. Great for fans of Horrible Histories and Sir Gadabout.
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  • AMXOO 3 years +

    Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    The sheep on the hillside were munching away, Much as they always did, day after day, When suddenly something went zoom! overhead. "Let's go and see what it is!" they all said. And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the sheep take to skies in a magnificent yellow flying machine...
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  • AMQGP 3 years +

    Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    The moon's in the sky and the kingdom's asleep. The cows are all slumbering. So are the sheep. The ducks are tucked up in the roots of the willow. The rabbit is drowsily nibbling his pillow ...Night has fallen on the castle, and all the people and animals in the kingdom are snuggled up and snoozing. All except Princess Sleepyhead - she's tried running, jumping, counting and chasing, but it's no use - she just can't get to sleep! Luckily the Night-Night Bear is on hand to help. He knows that what every little princess needs at bedtime is a story, and - most importantly - a goodnight kiss. This sweet rhyming story by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize is perfect for sharing at bedtime.
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  • AMGKP 5 years +

    Rotten Luck! (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 4 of the Knightmare series, a notorious outlaw is terrifying the locals and the king has ordered Sir Percy to track him down. Cedric and his master head off into the depths of Grimwood in search of the Ghost and his gang. But there are more than just robbers lurking in the fearsome forest...Yikes! A hilarious series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author, Peter Bently. Great for fans of Horrible Histories and Sir Gadabout.
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  • AKQTQ 3 years +

    King Jack and the Dragon Book and CD (Other)

    Peter Bently

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    King Jack and the Dragon is a magical make-believe story illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over ...but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure, illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere. This paperback and CD features a wonderful audio retelling of this lovely bedtime story.
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  • AKQIF 5 years +

    Damsel Disaster! (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 3 of the Knightmare series, a wealthy princess is visiting the kingdom in search of a husband, and Sir Percy has a plot up his sleeve to see off the other potential suitors. As usual, Cedric has a key part to play in his master's plan. Ugh! Dressing up as a maiden in silk bloomers wasn't quite what he had in mind when he signed up to be a squire. A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to boys aged six to eight years.
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  • AJZUX 5 years +

    Feast Fight! (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 2 of the Knightmare series, there's going to be a banquet at Castle Bombast. And not just any old banquet - the king and queen will be attending, and they expect the very best. Which all means more work for Cedric! But what will Sir Percy's old enemy - Roland the Rotten - do when he finds out he's not invited? A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to boys aged six to eight years.
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  • AJMJM 5 years +

    Life Stinks! (Paperback)

    Peter Bently

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percy the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In the first book in the Knightmare series, Roland the Rotten has challenged Percy the Proud to a duel. But the famous knight refuses to take part because he's lost his lucky underpants. It turns out that Percy is lying to avoid the fight. With his new master's reputation at stake, Cedric finds himself stepping up to the challenge...A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to boys and girls aged six to eight years.
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