The Wild Things clothing brand is back with more sewing projects to make for your children. Following on from prolific sewer Kirsty Hartley's WILD THINGS FUNKY LITTLE CLOTHES TO SEW, this second book will offer over 40 more projects for your child. The Wild Things Funky Little Dresses clothing range brings exciting and mythical clothing to your child's wardrobe; now you can make your own everyday play clothes and accessories to bring to life. WILD THINGS TO MAKE will inspire makers of all abilities to create something exciting for their children that they will really want to wear. Drawing on simple shape and whimsical imagery, the step-by-step projects include dresses, hats, jackets and dungarees, as well as some simple accessories and keepsake gifts with a little heart and soul. With themes from enchanted woodland to summer essentials for beginners, and outfits including a robin pinafore, mermaid sundress, shark dungarees and fun accessories like your child's very own puppet theatre or teepee, this book adds a spark of adventure to everyday clothes and playtime fun.
Meet Poppy – if you can find her! Poppy loves bugs, and can usually be found carrying on conversations with ladybirds or sitting outside among the brightly coloured wildflowers ... but good luck spotting her indoors and around people! She's a master of camouflage, always finding a way to blend into her surroundings. But when a very special bug lands on her grandma's birthday cake, Poppy can't resist popping out to see it. Soon the rest of the guests notice the beautiful dragonfly, and Poppy too. Maybe it's OK to stand out sometimes, just like the vibrant wildflowers and shimmering insects Poppy loves. This poetic and evocative story celebrates the shy and introverted kids among us, as well as the other small creatures to be found if we look closely enough.
In 2003 vroeg filmregisseur Spike Jonze aan Dave Eggers of hij mee wilde werken aan de bewerking tot film van Maurice Sendaks klassieke kinderboek Where the Wild Things Are (Max en de Maximonsters in Nederland). Zo geschiede, en anno oktober 2009 is het dan zo ver. De film belooft een van de verrassingen van dit najaar te worden. Maar het wordt nog mooier: Sendak vroeg aan Eggers of hij een op zijn kinderboek geïnspireerd verhaal wilde schrijven voor alle leeftijden, en het resultaat is Max (en de Wild Things). Grotendeels gebaseerd op het boek en de film is Max (en de Wild Things) toch ook weer 100% een roman van Dave Eggers, en gaat over de verwarring van een jongetje, Max geheten, die zijn weg probeert te vinden in een wereld die hij niet onder controle heeft. Zijn vader is ervandoor, zijn moeder brengt haar tijd door met haar nieuwe (jongere) vriend, en zijn tienerzus heeft andere zaken aan haar hoofd. Max ontdekt dat hij in staat is tot verbazingwekkende transformaties: hij draagt zijn wolvenpak, bijt zijn moeder en kan zijn uitbarstingen niet altijd controleren. Na een ruzie ontvlucht hij het ouderlijk huis en verdwijnt in een bos waar hij een boot vindt, instapt en de open zee op vaart, met onbekende bestemming. Hij belandt op het eiland van de Wild Things, en wordt al snel gekroond tot koning. Maar Max realiseert zich al snel dat de Wild Things manisch-depressieve dieren met vaste gewoontes en een ongepolijst temperament net zoveel van hem willen als hij van hen
Jack Halberstam offers an alternative history of sexuality by tracing the ways in which the wild--a space located beyond normative borders of sexuality--offers sources of opposition to knowing and being that transgress Euro-American notions of the modern subject.
Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Now explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Now provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.
A provocative assessment of how the endangered statuses of predatory animals reflect the planet's ecological health is a cautionary account that draws direct links between dwindling numbers of great cats, flying raptors, and giant fish and threatening increases in wild herd populations, insects, and disease. 25,000 first printing.
In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we feature ready-to-use information and activities for beginning readers. We include activities in language, reading comprehension and writing that focus on phonics, word study, comprehension, writing, and reading response. Start off an open discussion with the Before You Read discussion questions. Then, read the story out loud as you use the As You Read questions to engage the students in the story. Follow-up with the After You Read questions to see if the students have comprehended the story. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood. Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. Contains chapters such as “Sit Still! Pay Attention!” “Deficits and Disappointments,” and “Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage.”
Can't tell a blackbird from a blackberry, a butterfly from a buttercup or a hedgehog from a hedgerow? This action-packed book filled with nature activities, facts and tales will tell you everything you need to know about how to get stuck into nature. From how to stalk a shrew, make a bee barn, to how to take amazing phone-camera snaps, or construct a woodlouse maze out of Lego, this book is packed full of amazing nature activities for every day of the year. Also find out- Who kept a pocket full of toads, how best to watch woodlouse drinking through their bottoms, who is famous for eating bowls of slug stew, where to find the best live nature webcams and much, much more.
What does it mean that children's earliest dreams are of animals? What is the unique gift that a puppy can give to a boy? This book examines children's many connections to animals and to explore their developmental significance.
Merit goes toe to toe with a powerful and dangerous evil in this novel in the Chicagoland Vampires series. Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both. But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the cross-hairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?
Recently, Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology has been breaking boundaries worldwide. Finds such as the Mesolithic house at Howick, the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome, and the recently discovered footprints at Happisburgh all serve to indicate how archaeologists in these fields are truly at the cutting edge of understanding humanityÍs past. This volume celebrates this trend by focusing on recent advances in the study of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. With contributors from a diverse range of backgrounds, it allows for a greater degree of interdisciplinary discourse than is often the case, as the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic are generally split apart. Wild Things brings together contributions from major researchers and early career specialists, detailing research taking place across the British Isles, France, Portugal, Russia, the Levant and Europe as a whole, providing a cross-section of the exciting range of research being conducted. By combining papers from both these periods, it is hoped that dialogue between practitioners of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology can be further encouraged. Topics include: the chronology of the Mid-Upper Palaeolithic of European Russia; territorial use of Alpine high altitude areas by Mesolithic hunter-gatherer; discussing the feasibility of reconstructing Neanderthal demography to examine their extinction; the funerary contexts from the Mesolithic burials at Muge; the discovery of further British Upper Palaeolithic parietal art at Cathole Cave; exploitation of both lithics and fauna in Palaeolithic France; and an analysis of Mesolithic/Neolithic trade in Europe.
Ah, love. A many splendored thing. Here is a rather unusual love story, sweet and strange as could only happen in the post-magical reality of the Indigo Springs "event." The sequel to Indigo Springs was published in April. Here's a tasty tale to tickle a reader's fancy. Author A. M. Dellamonica is writing lots more terrific new fantasy, having just agreed to write three novels set in the world of "Among the Silvering Herd." We're thrilled! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.