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Author: Alison Hawes, Lisa Smith, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
A patterned picture book about a family outing to the beach. The children are delighted when they spot seagulls, an ice-cream van, sand and even what they believe to be the sea, but are they at the beach yet? Lisa Smith's illustrations capture the children's excitement as they wait impatiently for their journey to end.
Author: Vivian French, Karen Donnelly, Collins Big Cat
When a hungry boy wishes for an egg he gets a surprise - a magic egg that makes everything he wishes for come true with hilarious consequences. But in the end does he ever really get what he wants? This traditional tale is beautifully illustrated by Karen Donnelly to set the scene and encourage discussion.
Author: Tasha Pym, Antony Elworthy, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
A fun story that follows a boy through a fantastical land of weird and wonderful creatures. Imaginative illustrations complement the text, which invites children to envisage using each of their five senses, by asking f they have ever seen, heard, touched, smelt or tasted any of these creatures.
Author: Tony Mitton, Martin Chatterton, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
Who ate the cake? Tec the detective follows the crumbs to find out. Children follow Tec as he trails his suspects, until he finds the vital clue that leads him to the guilty party! Martin Chatterton's colourful illustrations bring the characters of Tec and his faithful hound vividly to life, and provide lots of talking points throughout the story.
Author: Anna Owen, Andy Hammond, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
Bill went for a walk. He went over a river, up a hill and into a wood and behind a waterfall. A few steps behing Bill, however, is a hungry bear with an eye on Bill's sandwiches. The bear's attempts to grab the sandwiches are foiled be a variety of minor disasters.
Shoo Rayner's comic duo play hide and seek, with hilarious consequences, in this lively story with a predictable structure and patterned language. Where is Cat? Dog is looking in all the wrong places: under the table, behind the chair. Finally, Cat's whereabouts become apparent when Dog switches on the light.
Author: Paul Shipton, Nadine Wickenden, Collins Big Cat
All is quiet in the gallery, as two security guards keep watch. But something strange is happening in the paintings, as piece by piece the clothes from a man in one painting move to other images - with hilarious results! This fun story is written by Paul Shipton.
Owl thinks he is the best at everything, but he keeps meeting other birds who are better than him. What is Owl best at? This sweet story about finding our own strengths is written and illustrated by Laura Hambleton.
Author: Charlotte Middleton, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
A colourful retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant's Child, this fable explains how the elephant got its long trunk. As the elephant journeys through the jungle it admires the features of the other animals, until he gets a bit too close to one of them ... This sweet and funny story has been written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton.
Author: Simon Puttock, Milly Teggle, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
The fox invites his friend the stork to dinner, but serves the stork his meal on a flat plate. Find out how the fox and the stork play tricks on one another at dinnertime. This retelling of a traditional tale is retold by award-winning author Simon Puttock.
Author: Frances Ridley, Ali Teo, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
A boy and his mother go for a walk along the seashore and find all sorts of shapes. There's a starfish shaped like a star, a pebble that's an oval and a jellyfish that's a circle. A combination of fascinating photos and delightful artwork show the variety of shapes that can be found.
Author: Jillian Powell, Steve Lumb, Collins Big Cat
Let's get creative and have fun! Get an old sock, some glue, marker pens and material and follow this simple instruction text to make your own cool frog or snake hand puppet. Photographically illustrated the lively, colourful images show each stage and each instruction clearly for children to follow.
Author: Alison Hawes, Manya Stojic, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
A non-fiction report about different types of weather over the course of a week. Photographs of each weather accompany illustrations of how people might act and dress in different weather conditions, while the repetitive pattern of text reports on each day's weather.
Author: Claire Llewellyn, Karen Oppatt, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
'It is dark in the park. It is dark in the street.' This superb patterned non-fiction text uses atmospheric illustrations to show what happens in the neighbourhood when it is dark. Who can be found in the city streets when children are tucked up in bed? Which animals prowl in the wood by the light of the moon?
Author: Monica Hughes, Cliff Moon, Collins Big Cat
What's inside a nut? What's inside a pod? What's inside you and me? The clear photos in this book will show children what's inside all sorts of things, from a pea inside a peapod to the skeletons inside us.
When it rains, we put on a raincoat to protect ourselves. Animals have coats to protect themselves, too. Discover all the different types of coats that can be found in the wild, and discuss what they might be useful for, in this photographic non-fiction report.
Ant and Snail decide to have a race. Ant speeds off and is soon in the lead, but when Ant trips over and fall in a pit, he is glad when Snail arrives to help him. This story is illustrated in bright 3D colour by Jon Stuart.
Author: Tony Mitton, James Cottell, Collins Big Cat
Puff the pup is digging a hole and finding lots of interesting things. But what does he find right at the bottom of the hole, and what is hidden inside it? This energetic story by Tony Mitton is illustrated by James Cottell.
Panda enjoys playing his drums, but would love to put together a band and share his music with others. Join him as he searches for the perfect band mates and prepares for a star performance in this lovely story by Laura Hambleton.
Stan and Pam are dinosaurs who are overjoyed when they are given a pet rat called Pat. However, when Pat goes missing, Stan and Pam look everywhere and end up enlisting the help of some friends to find her. This fun story is written by Honor Head and illustrated by Julian Mosedale.
Can Bob compete against Fin, Tess and Biff in a range of competitions to be the best top dog? Find out if he wins the overall prize in this lovely, decodable, fiction book written and illustrated by Laura Hambleton.