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The Greatest Opposites Book on Earth
Author: Lee Singh
Illustrator: Tom Frost
This fabulously clever novelty book is full of surprises. Ingenious paper engineering and gorgeous artwork combine to make an enormously fun opposites book for all readers. Tom Frost’s razzle-dazzle illustrations make this pop-up, fold-down, pull-out book something to be treasured. Step right up and feast your eyes on opposites like you’ve never seen them before!
About The Author: Lee Singh is a self-taught paper engineer whose previous titles include ABC & Do. He lives in the U.K.
About The Illustrator: Tom Frost is a printmaker whose retro style has garnered him a lot of attention. He lives in the U.K.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Author: Margery Williams
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse, who explains how toys can become “real” if they are loved enough. The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen, and one day he finds that he has become the Boy’s very favorite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer, Rabbit becoming shabbier and shabbier as he becomes real to the boy who loves him. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise - how can Rabbit be real when he can’t leap and hop? When Boy takes ill with scarlet fever and Rabbit must be discarded, a magical fairy appears to transform him into a real, wild rabbit, though her parting words remind him that he was always real to the Boy. A perfect gift for delivering an old favorite to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated version of Margery Williams’s time-honored tale is the first in a series of Nosy Crow classics. This beautiful gift edition includes an exclusive downloadable reading by Juliet Stevenson.
About The Author: Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. During her lifetime she lived in England, America, and Italy and wrote numerous books for adults and children. This book, The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real, was her most well-known and was first published in 1922.
About The Illustrator: Drawing has been a lifelong habit for Sarah Massini that has seen her through careers in corporate design, children’s book design, and now illustrating, which is what she loves best. Sarah lives in Sussex, England, with her husband, Peter; her young son, Mathew; and her utterly mad terrier, Tess, who stands guard as she draws.
Author/Illustrator: Mira Bartok
Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name - a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck - it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home’s loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name - Arthur, like the good king in the old stories - and a best friend. Using Trinket’s ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur’s true destiny. Richly imagined, with shimmering language, steampunk motifs, and gripping, magical plot twists, this high adventure fantasy is the debut novel of award-winning memoirist Mira Bartók and has already been put into development for a major motion picture. In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.
About The Author: Mira Bartók is a writer and artist whose New York Times best-selling memoir, The Memory Palace: A Memoir, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. The Wonderling is her first novel for young readers. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!
Author/Illustrator: Martin Handford
Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places - the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world. Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?
About The Author: Martin Handford is the creator of Waldo. He began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes - and the rest is history. He lives in England.
A World of Information
Author: Richard Platt
Illustrator: James Brown
Series name: A World of... How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.
About The Illustrator: James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker who worked in textiles for ten years before turning his talents to illustrating for children. He lives in London.