For an entire school year, Oscar the ant and Bill the octopus send letters to each other as part of a school project. Oscar loves table tennis, and Bill loves modelling clay.Oscar does judo, while Bill has a garden.Despite their differences, the two new friends find shared interests…all leading up to one final surprise!
A family of ants goes on the adventure of a lifetime as they float across the Pacific Ocean and discover a new home.
An African folktale follows the son of a chief who must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness.
When Ant spies a carefree Grasshopper playing a fiddle outside on the lawn, Ant immediately harrumphs at the insect’s foolishness and continues to go about his very serious business of gathering and counting his food for the winter. But Ant finds Grasshopper’s music and whimsy more catchy than he’d like, and soon he’s distracted by his own rhyming and doodling! When the harsh winter hits and Ant finds Grasshopper cold and hungry in the snow, he can’t help but bring him inside. Only after opening his home to Grasshopper does Ant realize that music, dancing, and laughter have their place in his life, too. Luli Gray’s funny twist on this fable will have readers giggling and singing. With Giuliano Ferri’s lush and whimsical illustrations, this book is both heartwarming and lovely to behold.
Sid the mosquito isn’t the only one exploring the delights of house Number Fourteen and its overgrown garden. Derek the rat is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is busy trying to persuade the world she is not an orange, while Arnold the mouse is spending more time in the trap than out of it. Frank the ant has a terrible headache and just wants to be left alone, and Joey the budgie is having a bath in the dog’s bowl. Colin’s acclaimed stories about the inhabitants of one particular garden are now collected in this newly illustrated special edition.