During one particularly noisy thunderstorm, Marilyn Szczap decided to distract her children, and herself, from the clashing and flashing outside by playing a story game. She began a story with a sentence or two. Each child then took their turn adding their sentences to the story. It was fun to see how the plot developed as the story grew. And that is how Percival Pickens was born. Marilyn Szczap and her children enjoyed the story game so much that they played the story game even when there was no storm. Percival Pickens was followed by many friends. Each story in Percival Pickens and Friends highlights a unique character in a humorous predicament. The resolution of each problem offers a gently stated lesson about a childhood dilemma.
Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years.Children will love discovering the different touch and feel textures on every page as they follow chick around the farm and meet all her animal friends in Fluffy Chick. Stroke the woolly lamb, feel the cow's smooth horns and then lift the flap at the end to find out who is hiding under mother hen's wing!With bright, bold artwork, a lift-the-flap ending and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Fluffy Chick is a perfect first farm animal story book - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and touch and feel patches make it great for small hands.
Author: Jules Wake
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2018-04-19
'The perfect read to curl up with' Zara Stoneley 'A heart-warming tale of falling in love with life again' Debbie Johnson Welcome to your new cottage in the country - complete with grumpy vet, village gossip and a very muddy dog . . . ______________ City girl Ella wants to take refuge in the country, lick her wounds and work out what she's going to do with the rest of her life. She certainly doesn't want to have a four-legged house guest or anything to do with village life. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Wilsgrave have other ideas. Settling in to her godmother's house for a few months of R&R, Ella finds herself the reluctant babysitter of a badly behaved Labrador - and her plans of staying mainly indoors scuppered. But as she's forced into wellies and into the village's way of doing things, Ella meets people who make her think again about what she really wants out of life and love, starting with her new furry best friend . . . A gorgeously romantic tale set in an idyllic countryside village, from the author of ebook bestseller Covent Garden in the Snow. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde. ________________ What everyone's saying about A Girl's Best Friend: 'A lovely, touching, uplifting read with a very likeable heroine and a dishy vet - and delightful dogs' Phillipa Ashley 'Enjoyable and charming, and perfect for anyone who needs a quick escape to the country' Reader review 'Light-hearted, warm and witty - it made me just want to stick my own wellies on, get outside for a walk and appreciate the outdoor life!' NetGalley Reviewer 'Packed full of lovely characters, wagging tails, and self re-discovery' Reader review 'I absolutely fell in love with this novel! The characters were brilliant, well rounded and so believable . . . I didn't want it to end' Goodreads reviewer
Bud Hastin's new completely revised 15th edition guide features over 200 categories of Avon collectibles. Informative text tells what's hot and what's not in Avon collecting and where to buy and sell these popular items. Photos.