For younger children
By Lucy Cousins
If you like your fairytales dark, your wolves to be very hungry and the little pigs very tasty, then this is the book for you!
Yummy is a collection of nursery stories written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins, who is best known as the creator of Maisy. The book includes some of our favourite stories, from Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff to Henny Penny and The Little Red Hen, but don’t expect your piggies to be saved or your trolls to be friendly.
The illustrations are bright, bold and graphic and each story ends with a bang!
Published by Walker Books
For older children
by Justin D’Ath
Look out for venomous fire ants, rivers filled with piranhas, vampire bats and a huge, man-eating anaconda! The action never lets up in this Amazon-based adventure story with life-threatening situations around every corner.
Sam Fox is on a field trip to the Amazon when his canoe is swept over a waterfall. Luckily, he finds himself in an underground lake where he discovers a rich seam of gold. The only problem is the anaconda that stands between him, the gold and his freedom. And that’s only the start of his adventures….
Follow Sam through the Amazon as he confronts pools of quicksand, hungry pumas and some ruthless gold prospectors that want his find! Can he make it out of the Amazon alive?
Published by A&C Black
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