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National Trust: Butterfly Skies: Press out and learn about 10 fluttery butterflies 

By Lauren Fairgrieve & Kate Read

Part of the series Press Out and Learn - In partnership with National Trust

In this gorgeous gift book, create your own beautiful 3D butterflies before discovering fascinating facts about each species!

Press out the pieces and slot them together to create 20 different irresistible flying friends. After finishing your 3D flutter, either hang the stunning decorations to make a butterfly sky or press them back into the sturdy board pages and hardback binding to be used again and again. Then turn to the back of the book to pore over 22 richly illustrated pages with dazzling full colour nature scenes alongside a gently informative text to treasure.

Covering everything from habitats and diets to myths and legends, this is a stylish, joyful introduction to a variety of European butterflies.

The Big Bad Bug as featured in the Guardian’s best new children’s books round up -

 

“A funny, colourful and boldly satisfying picture book from the author of One Fox” Imogen Russell Williams

A richly colourful minibeast drama from the multi-award-winning creator of One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller. The Big Bad Bug, a self-proclaimed 'very rare species' is used to getting his own way, but claiming a giant berry all for himself is a step too far . . . Will he ever learn to share, and mend his bullying ways?
This bug's eye view from the bottom of the garden will entrance any young child and show them the value of kindness and community. The Big Bad Bug is the perfect picture book for minibeast fans.

Published by Two Hoots, Pan Macmillan

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National Trust: Birds of a Feather: Press out and learn about 10 beautiful birds 

 

By Lauren Fairgrieve & Kate Read. 

In this gorgeous gift book, create your own beautiful 3D birds before discovering fascinating facts about each species!

Press out pieces and slot them together to create 10 different irresistible feathered friends. After finishing your 3D flock, either hang the birds of a feather as stunning decorations or press them back into the sturdy board pages and hardback binding to be used again and again. Then turn to the back of the book to pore over 22 richly illustrated pages with dazzling full colour nature scenes alongside a gently informative text to treasure.

Covering everything from habitats and diets to myths and legends, this is a stylish, joyful introduction to a variety of European birds.

Published by Nosy Crow in partnership with National Trust

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The Littlest Elephant

"Beautiful illustrations and very well written. My daughters new favourite book. She even said it made more mindful of her actions." Amazon Reviewer

The littlest elephant is always in a rush, and it takes a tiny mouse to show her how to slow down and notice the other jungle creatures in this funny, colourful story from Kate Read, creator of the multi-award-winning One Fox.

The bright and richly illustrated pages full of jungle creatures from a chameleon to a tiger will entrance any child as they follow the littlest elephant on her way to the pool for a swim. At first she is too excited to notice the chaos she is causing, but then she realizes that by slowing down and helping others, everyone can join in the fun.

A beautiful and humorous book about learning empathy for others and helping those who may need it.

Published by Two Hoots, Macmillan

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Boo!: A Fishy Mystery is a glorious underwater adventure from the creator of the award-winning One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller, featuring a host of sea creatures from an orange crab to a green turtle, a yellow eel and even a purple puffer fish

It all begins with one tiny pink fish who sets off a chain reaction of chaos beneath the waves until suddenly - SNAP! - she finds herself all alone in the ocean. Where has everyone gone, and how can such a tiny creature rescue her friends?

Kate Read's stunning illustrations are as rich and bright as an aquarium of tropical fish and readers will love following the trail of colourful creatures through to the surprise ending. There's even a page at the end showing you how to mix your own colours.

published by Two Hoots, Macmillan

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One Fox, A counting book thriller

 

Lovely, potent, brightly colored illustrations . . . Little ones will eagerly count in subsequent readings as they also learn new descriptive vocabulary and cheer for the brave hens. A classic scenario flips the script in this engrossing adventure. ― Kirkus – Starred Review

One famished fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl ... three plump hens had better watch out!

The rich, close-up illustrations take the reader to the heart of the drama in this exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count in every picture, learning numbers from one to ten has never been so much fun, while the story will keep everyone gripped to the last, hugely satisfying page.

Waterstones says...

"A rip-roaring yarn with added educational value to boot, Kate Read’s inspired counting book turns numeracy into a moonlit adventure for farmyard survival. Illustrated with a real feel for texture and tone, One Fox is the perfect encouragement for all reluctant little mathematicians."

The Independent best books to read your children in 2020

"A “counting book thriller” definitely sounds like a new genre. The gripping drama, by debut author and illustrator Kate Read, is set in a moonlit farmyard, with close-up illustrations of a fox on the prowl. It will have you and your children sitting on the edge of the bed. Will the fox get the hens? There is something different to count on every page, to help learn numbers from one to 10."

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Published by Two Hoots, Macmillan 

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