A lion in dungarees and a bird with a broken wing form an unlikely friendship when they meet one autumn day. As the pair watch the other birds in the flock fly away, Lion takes it upon himself to care for his new friend. Soon the pair are sharing stories in front of the fire, taking sleigh rides and whiling away winter evenings in their slippers. Then, one day spring arrives. And so too do the other birds. Will Lion and Bird have to say goodbye to their friendship for the summer?
The Lion and the Bird Hardback edition by Marianne Dubuc
French-Canadian Marianne Dubuc is an international award-winning illustrator and writer of books for children of all ages from Montreal. She's been published in over 15 countries. In 2014, Marianne won the Governor General Award for outstanding illustrations in 'The Lion and the Bird.'
A lion in dungarees and a bird with a broken wing form an unlikely friendship when they meet one autumn day. As the pair watch the other birds in the flock fly away, Lion takes it upon himself to care for his new friend. Soon the pair are sharing stories in front of the fire, taking sleigh rides and whiling away winter evenings in their slippers. Then, one day spring arrives. And...
Mr. Postmouse has loaded up his wagon and is ready to deliver the mail. From the lofty heights of the Birds' tree houses to the inky depths of Mrs. Octopus's ship, the intrepid letter carrier lets nothing stand in the way of his deliveries. Each spread features whimsically detailed interiors of creatures' homes, which readers will pore over for delightful surprises. This is a charming introduction to the postal system and an imaginative survey of different types of homes.
Clara is taking the bus to her grandma's house by herself for the first time. To her delight, the other riders -- an assortment of animal characters -- are friendly, fascinating and funny. There is plenty to see on this adventure, with lots of satisfying details in the illustrations (including the changing headlines on a newspaper, which sometimes hint at what's to come), proving that it really is the journey that counts.
The rain begins to fall, slowly at first, and then it POURS! There's water everywhere. The animals are huddled together atop a hill -- the only dry spot left -- when they spy a boat coming toward them. Rescue! The smiling captain, Mr. Noah, invites them aboard, two by two. At first, the animals enjoy finding ways to amuse themselves: the sheep play leapfrog, the ladybugs play dominoes, a chameleon plays hide-and-seek. But as it continues to rain and rain and rain, the animals start to get on each other's nerves. And all of them are wondering, will the rain ever stop? This creative and child-friendly version of the well-known story will delight young readers with its fun and engaging illustrations, and it provides the perfect start to discussions about cooperation, respect and kindness.
Have you ever taken a peek inside a rabbit's toilet or entered the house of a crocodile? Join Mr Postmouse on his daily rounds and visit the extraordinary homes of Mr Bear, Senor Snake, Madam Dung Fly, the Penguins and many other animals. You'll find something new amongst the fun and colourful illustrations each time you help our mouse-hero make his deliveries.
A polar bear in a swan costume and a snail disguised as a tiger are just two of the guests attending the animal masquerade, where whimsy and imagination prevail. This playful picture book culminates in the wildest, wackiest, most delightful shindig of all time.
What happens when Mr Postmouse goes on holiday? He delivers the post of course! Mr Postmouse and his family are back, and this time they are travelling around the world to see the sights and deliver parcels to all their friends.
The animals get together for a costume parade where they each dress as other animals, including an elephant dressed as a parrot, a ladybug in a hippopotamus outfit, and a fish whose cat costume causes the others to dub him a "catfish."
Mrs Badger climbs the mountain near her house every Sunday. She knows the name of every animal and every kind of mushroom. One particular Sunday, she meets a young cat called Leo who accompanies her on her walks. But Mrs Badger is getting slower. It is up to Leo to make the trek on his own and pass on the wonder of the mountain.
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