'You are only afraid of the dark,' Mrs Barn Owl said, 'because you don't know about it,' and she sent Plop down to talk with all sorts of people on the ground below. 'Dark is exciting,' said a little boy on Bonfire Day, 'Dark is fun,' said a boy scout guarding a camp-fire, and 'Dark is wonderful,' said an astronomer. In fact there wasn't one single person who didn't like the dark, but it made no difference to poor Plop; he was still scared of it - until he talked it over with another animal, a black, night-walking cat. This is a charming, beautifully structured and witty little book, which should be a help to many a child who is as frightened of the dark as was Plop.
This is the fourth volume of a comprehensive reference work which provides systematic descriptions of the manifestations of gender in languages of diverse areal, typological and socio-cultural affiliations. To the 30 languages already analysed in previous volumes, Vol. 4 adds another 12 languages whose gendered structures have received little or no academic attention in the past.
Mama Bear tells Little Brown Bear that every baby bear sleeps in the winter. But Little Brown Bear won't. Instead, he follows the geese as they head south, where he spends his time playing on the beach with his new friends. Then, one day, Little Brown Bear misses his cozy bed and thinks about how his parents must miss him...Jane Dyer's delightful illustrations capture the thrill of a little one's first adventure, one that ends happily ever after.
Funny, likeable Little Critter is at it again. In this appealing picture book about Mercer Mayer's popular character, Little Critter struggles to remember what he is supposed to do each day. On rainy days he remembers his raincoat but forgets his boots. On school days he gets to school on time but forgets his lunchbox. At home he takes a bath but forgets to use soap. Poor Little Critter! He tries hard but hasn't quite mastered the art of how to get through the day. Every young reader will understand Little Critter's confusion and laugh with him from start to finish.
Little Helpers (Book + Activity book) - Dolphin readersDolphins are interactive graded readers specially designed to make developing language skills fun for younger learners. Full-colour illustrations and cross-curricular content stimulate students' interest and maintain their attention, while carefully graded English introduces them to new language points in an entertaining context. Integrated activities for every page of story text encourage students to practise newly acquired language skills.
National Geographic Little Kids magazine - perfect for children ages 3 to 6. Irresistible photos and simple text to enhance early reading experiences, along with games, puzzles, and activities, that turn playtime into learning time.