The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: Macmillan Children's Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781509830442
ISBN 13: 1509830448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Snail and the Whale Book Review:

"How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail.One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day.The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning new cover design and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking new cover designs are:The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1509812520
ISBN 13: 9781509812523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Snail and the Whale Book Review:

Dark Tide Rising

Dark Tide Rising
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0399179933
ISBN 13: 9780399179938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Tide Rising Book Review:

When a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * "Riveting . . . one of the series' more powerful recent entries."--Publishers Weekly When kidnappers choose a broken-down waterside slum as the site of a ransom exchange for the wife of wealthy real estate developer Harry Exeter, the Thames River Police and Commander William Monk shadow Harry to the spot to ensure that no harm comes to him or his captive wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Certain that one of his colleagues has betrayed him, Monk delves into each of their pasts, one of which hides a dreadful secret. Soon facing a series of deadly obstructions, Monk must choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the mystery--and to figure out where his men's loyalty really lies. Praise for Dark Tide Rising "Perry makes cunning work of the plot, which raises issues of trust and loyalty while driving home a grim message about the vulnerability of women who entrust their fortunes to unscrupulous men."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the most successful of prolific Perry's recent Victorian melodramas. The opening chapters are appropriately portentous, the mystification is authentic, and if the final surprise isn't exactly a shock, it's so well-prepared that even readers who don't gasp will nod in satisfaction."--Kirkus Reviews "Another deftly crafted gem of a suspense thriller by a master of the mystery genre . . . a 'must read.' "--Midwest Book Review "Superb . . . [a] brilliant piece of historical fiction . . . No one writes Victorian-era stories quite like Perry."--BookReporter

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Stage 3 Where Is the Snail and Other Stories

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds  Stage 3  Where Is the Snail and Other Stories
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780192793003
ISBN 13: 0192793004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Stage 3 Where Is the Snail and Other Stories Book Review:

The Children's Laureate and best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has carefully created the Songbirds Phonics series to support children who are learning to read. It builds children's confidence through a clear phonics development with gradual progression. This Stage 3 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in 1!

Skin Game

Skin Game
Author: Stuart Woods,Parnell Hall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0735219184
ISBN 13: 9780735219182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skin Game Book Review:

Teddy Fay returns to his roots in espionage, in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can't refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn't seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger--and stranger--than he could imagine. The trail of bread crumbs leads to secrets hidden within secrets, evildoers trading in money and power, and a global threat on an unprecedented scale. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows...and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.

Are You a Snail

Are You a Snail
Author: Judy Allen
Publsiher: Kingfisher
Total Pages: 31
Release: 2003-05-16
ISBN 10: 9780753456040
ISBN 13: 0753456044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are You a Snail Book Review:

A young snail faces many challenges as it tries to grow safely into an adult. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creature are packed into Backyard Books: Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries.

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1443149004
ISBN 13: 9781443149006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highway Rat Book Review:

From the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Quick! Hide all your goodies! The Highway Rat's coming, and he's going to steal your snacks... He takes clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel -- he even steals his own horse's hay! Can no one stop him? The creators of Stick Man and A Gold Star For Zog stand and deliver this fabulous new story of a wickedly loveable villain who gets his just deserts.

The Snail Who Forgot the Mail

The Snail Who Forgot the Mail
Author: sigal adler
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781973425410
ISBN 13: 1973425416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Snail Who Forgot the Mail Book Review:

Teach your child patience !!! **********************"You forgot the mail?!?!" The king yelled at the snail. But the snail stayed as calm as could be. He was not afraid of the king, you see. He knew where the gift was; he knew what to do. The monsters learned that patience pays off too. We are all familiar with the phenomenon of children wanting everything "here and now". This story describes just such a situation. I hope you and your children will enjoy it and learn from it.

Coronavirus A Book for Children

Coronavirus  A Book for Children
Author: Kate Wilson,Elizabeth Jenner,Nia Roberts
Publsiher: Nosy Crow
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1839941464
ISBN 13: 9781839941467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coronavirus A Book for Children Book Review:

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. The book is free to read and download, but Nosy Crow would like to encourage readers, should they feel in a position to, to make a donation to: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

Whale Song

Whale Song
Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Publsiher: Imajin Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 1772230359
ISBN 13: 9781772230352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whale Song Book Review:

* International Bestseller Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia. Some things are easier to forget. But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried. Some things are meant to be buried. Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories―even if it destroys her. Some things are meant to be remembered―at all cost.

Pinocchio the Tale of a Puppet

Pinocchio  the Tale of a Puppet
Author: Carlo Collodi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-02
ISBN 10: 9781603033930
ISBN 13: 1603033939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pinocchio the Tale of a Puppet Book Review:

Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: Macmillan Children's Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781509830381
ISBN 13: 1509830383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Squash and a Squeeze Book Review:

''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.''A little old lady lives all by herself but she's not happy - her house is just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels!The brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze was the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning new cover design and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!Also available in board book format and with striking new cover designs are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.

The Storm Whale

The Storm Whale
Author: Benji Davies
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1471115690
ISBN 13: 9781471115691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storm Whale Book Review:

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prizein association with the Evening Standard.

Death of a Neighborhood Witch

Death of a Neighborhood Witch
Author: Laura Levine
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 0758292163
ISBN 13: 9780758292162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of a Neighborhood Witch Book Review:

Reprinted Edition "I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne Fluke When Jaine Austen's beloved cat Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighborhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds herself knee-deep in toil and trouble. The cantankerous Hollywood has-been once played Cryptessa Muldoon, television's fourth most famous monster mom. Now she spends her days making enemies with everyone on the block. So when the ornery D-lister is murdered with her own Do Not Trespass sign on Halloween night, the neighborhood fills with relief--and possible culprits. With a killer on the loose, Jaine hardly has time to fall under the spell of her yummy new neighbor, Peter. As the prime suspect, she summons her sleuthing skills to clear her name and soon discovers that everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. . . "Levine's latest finds her at her witty and wacky best." --Kirkus Reviews "Cozy fans will enjoy seeing how Jaine wiggles out of this one." --Publishers Weekly

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1509804757
ISBN 13: 9781509804757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gruffalo Book Review:

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good."Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake ... and a hungry Gruffalo!Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Zog

Zog
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1443157015
ISBN 13: 9781443157018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zog Book Review:

The story of the adorable dragon with a heart of gold is now available in a chunky board book format perfect for Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's youngest fans. What do dragons learn at Madam Dragon's school? How to fly. . . How to roar. . . How to breathe fire! Zog is the most eager student in the class, but he's also the most accident prone. With each test (and each bump, bruise, or scrape), his dream of earning a gold star seems further away than ever. But a mysterious girl keeps coming to his rescue. And when Zog faces his toughest test yet, she may be just the person to help Zog win classroom glory! The beloved creators of Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, and Stick Man are back with this tale of an unexpected hero who's good as gold.

Sum

Sum
Author: David Eagleman
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 0143172778
ISBN 13: 9780143172772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sum Book Review:

Sum is a stunning exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered- each presented as a vignette that offers a lens through which to see ourselves here and now. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. The stories in Sum are rooted in romance, science, and awe: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at new and exciting angles.

s ibn Al s Book on the Useful Properties of Animal Parts

    s   ibn   Al   s Book on the Useful Properties of Animal Parts
Author: Lucia Raggetti
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 3110550369
ISBN 13: 9783110550368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

s ibn Al s Book on the Useful Properties of Animal Parts Book Review:

The ‘Science of properties’ represents a large and fascinating part of Arabic technical literature. The book of ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī (9th cent.) ‘On the useful properties of animal parts’ was the first of such compositions in Arabic. His author was a Syriac physician, disciple of Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq, who worked at the Abbasid court during the floruit of the translation movement. For the composition of his book, as a multilingual scholar, he collected many different antique and late antique sources. The structure of the text itself—a collection of recipes that favoured a fluid transmission—becomes here the key to a new formal analysis that oriented the editorial solutions as well. The ‘Book on the useful properties of animal parts’ is a new tile that the Arabic tradition offers to the larger mosaic representing the transfer of technical knowledge in pre-modern times. This text is an important passage in that process of acquisition and original elaboration of knowledge that characterized the early Abbasid period.

The Lost Narwhal

The Lost Narwhal
Author: Tori McGee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2019-04-26
ISBN 10: 9781733919609
ISBN 13: 1733919600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Narwhal Book Review:

Somewhere in his travels, Mel the narwhal has made a wrong turn and ended up thousands of miles from home! Luckily, he's adopted by a pod of beluga whales who treat Mel as if he were one of their own. Inspired by actual events, The Lost Narwhal is a story about embracing your uniqueness and learning what it means to feel accepted.

The Paper Wasp

The Paper Wasp
Author: Lauren Acampora
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 0802147089
ISBN 13: 9780802147080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paper Wasp Book Review:

An electrifying debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Wonder Garden, The Paper Wasp is a riveting knife-edge story of two women’s dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden. When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise’s unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she’s ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep. There, Abby discovers that although Elise is flourishing professionally, behind her glossy magazine veneer she is lonely and disillusioned. Ever the supportive friend, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise’s world, even as she guards her own dark secret and burning desire for greatness. As she edges closer to Elise, the Rhizome, and her own artistic ambitions, the dynamic shifts between the two friends—until Abby can see only one way to grasp the future that awaits her. The Paper Wasp is a thrilling, unexpected journey into the psyche and imagination of a woman determined to fulfill her destiny from one of our most unique and incisive writers.