'From the very beginning there was not the slightest doubt that Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea-pig who would go places.' Michael Bond's guinea-pig has been charming readers for over 40 years. Catherine Rayner illustrates this stunning small format gift edition of Olga da Polga with glorious full colour watercolours and siilkscreen images.
The first in a series of books about the much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga.Olga has a wild imagination, and from the minute she arrives at her new home, she begins entertaining all the other animals in the garden with her outrageous tales and stories - but she still has time to get up to all kinds of mischief and have lots of wonderful adventures too.* First in a series of books about Olga da Polga, being reissued to coincide with the publication of a brand new Olga da Polga book.* Best-selling author of 'Paddington Bear' books.* Illustrated throughout with enchanting black and white artwork.* Lively and humorous stories with a wonderful leading character.
Now you have three times the fun and three times the adventures in this bumper edition of three hilarious Olga da Polga books in one volume. This book contains : The Tales of Olga da Polga, Olga Meets Her Match, and Olga Carries On.Each story has short chapters, each with their own plot, to build reading confidence
Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain - since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by the beloved Michael Bond, with wonderful illustrations by Catherine Rayner, this is a gift edition for young readers to treasure.
'Wheeeeeeeee!' squeaked Olga. 'Ombomstiggywoggles and Wheeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!' What can it mean? Olga isn't telling, but Noel, Fangio, and Graham are very impressed. So are Fircone and Raisin the newcomers to the Sawdust family home who arrive just in time to hear Olga's first attempts at poetry.
Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Clover the Bunny pawpox is doing the rounds just as the animals are meant to be heading off on a camping trip. Will at least some of them be healthy enough to go? Once they arrive at the campsite, Clover's paws are covered in itchy little spots. Is it the outbreak of pawpox that Dr KittyCat has feared or could there be another explanation? 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. There is just the right mix of compelling first-aid detail combined with a delightfully surreal furry world. The books share a unique visual identity - they are highly-illustrated in two colour, combining photogr
Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Posy the Puppy, after a busy clinic sorting out the bumps and bruises of the hopeful contestants practising for the Paws and Prizes sports day, Dr KittyCat and Peanut get an emergency call. Posy is stuck in the agility tunnel and she won't come out! Has she injured her leg? Or could there be another reason why Posy is so worried about being fit for the sports day? 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. There is just the right mix of compelling first-aid detail combined with a delightfully surreal furry world. The books share a unique visual identity - they are highly-illustrated in two c
The fourth in a series of books about the much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga. Olga was in a jam. In fact, that day she had been in a number of different jams, each worse than the one before, until her mind was in such a whirl she didn't know which way to turn. Olga is a very busy guinea-pig. She attempts to save the Sawdust family from the effects of a drought, she participates in a sponsered squeak, and she even takes up jogging. But somehow she always manages to find time to delight her friends with her tall tales and far-fetched stories.
A brand new book about the mischievous guinea-pig, Olga da Polga. Winter has come to the Sawdust household, and Olga's been moved into a new home, inside the house. She's very excited about this and even manages to get Mrs Sawdust to redecorate her box! Olga enjoys watching the comings and goings in the house and gets up to all kinds of mischief and embarks on many wonderful adventures. * A brand new Olga da Polga book, being published together with reissues the backlist titles. * Best-selling author of 'Paddington Bear' books. This is his first book for some years. * Illustrated throughout with enchanting black and white artwork. * Lively and humorous stories with a wonderful leading character.
Lots of exciting things are happening at the Sawdust house and Olga da Polga is right in the thick of it. First there's the strange jigsaw puzzle which looks good enough to eat, and then there's a mysterious visitor in the garden who thinks that Olga looks good enough to eat! And as if thatweren't enough, Olga and her friends hear some shocking news that turns a perfectly ordinary day into 'Black Friday'...Each story has short chapters, each with their own plot, to build reading confidence.
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Dear Lucy Thank you so much for asking me if I needed help this Christmas. What a kind girl you are! As a matter of fact I do. My smallest reindeer is not very well, and needs someone to make him better before Christmas Eve. Starlight guides my sleigh through the night sky, so without him, I won't be able to deliver any presents. Go down to the shed at the bottom of your garden and you will find him. And Lucy, this is TOP SECRET! Lots of love from Santa Lucy has a big secret . . . Santa's left her a little reindeer in the garden shed! But Starlight is poorly, and Santa won't be able to deliver any presents if he's not well in time. Can Lucy make Starlight better and save Christmas? A magical winter's tale about a very special friendship, just in time for Christmas, which includes lovely black and white illustrations.
'Grace looked directly at the seal pup and spoke softly to it. 'I'll be back soon. Don't give up.' Grace is excited about her holiday, staying with Granny at her house by the sea. A whole week exploring rock pools, collecting shells, and playing on the beach - perhaps she might even get to see a baby seal? Grace makes friends with local boy Col who knows all the secrets of the Island. When Grace discovers a small seal pup, separated from its mother after a storm, she's not sure if she can help it, but she has to try . . . Beautifully illustrated in black and white, this is a heart-warming tale of friendship and discovery in the wild outdoors by the author of Tilly's Moonlight Fox..
The last four gnomes in Britain live on the banks of the bubbling Folly brook. They are perfectly happy with their quiet life, except, that is, for one . . . Cloudberry. Restless and longing for adventure, Cloudberry sets off to follow his dream. But when he doesn't return, the remaining gnomes must set off on their own adventure to find him. This is the story of the brothers' epic journey in search of Cloudberry and is set against the background of the English countryside, beginning in spring, continuing through summer, and concluding in autumn, when the first frosts start to arrive. This enchanting tale was the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and features the author's own beautiful illustrations throughout.