Written by an experienced speech therapist, Small Talk books show parents how they can help boost language development in their babies aged six to eighteen months, in practical ways. The books are set in familiar places and around familiar events, such as bedtime and a trip to the park. The text is lyrical, rich in sound and perfect for reading aloud. It's Bedtime captures the hustle and bustle of this busy time in the evening and illustrates how a parent can engage and encourage early conversation with their child. With wonderful, distinctive illustrations from Matt Robertson, runner up in the Mac Prize 2014 and winner of the Lara Jones prize for illustrations. Board books with a soft padded cover make these ideal books for sharing. Ties in to the adult title, Small Talk, published by Macmillan in 2013, a book designed to give parents, guardians and grandparents simple ways to boost a child's speech and language development.
Join Dubious the Dragon along with his new and old friends on an adventure at sea aboard The Majestic. Be part of the audience as Starot, Strompeed, Cantalixa, and Balhop make an on-stage impression. Discover Kahibiti Island when our heroes, Merika and Spikor, are taken hostage by Mithefy the Merman. Even the return home is not as smooth this time! The concept of this series of chapter books reflects children's thinking patterns, creative impulses, mood swings, and ability to judge others. It is an expression of children's interests, curiosity, and concerns, a manifestation of their excitements and passions, an indication of their learning, an acceptance of their beliefs, and an assimilation of their knowledge.
I Climbed Aboard A London Bus - A Poetry and Colouring Adventure. Twenty fun children's poems accompanied by charming illustrations to colour in spread out over twenty-three single sided pages. I Climbed Aboard a London Bus is the first collaborative effort by poet Ben Riley and doodle illustrator Steve Squidoodle Turner. These funny, quirky and delightful poems, from the imaginative mind of Ben Riley have been brought to life with exciting and detailed illustrations from colouring book author and artist Steve Squidoodle Turner. Charming poems such as The Hungry Hippopotamus, I Climbed Aboard a London Bus, Hairy Mary, Juicy Revenge and Don't Lose Your Head will entertain kids of all ages, and the best part is, they can colour the characters and scenarios they have just read, in their own style. The pictures are taken from the hand drawn illustrations by acclaimed colouring book creator Steve Squidoodle Turner - no computer generated images here, these are all from pen drawings. A couple of the poems are over two pages, giving you more to colour. Printed on single sides, so that if you use pens, it won't bleed through to the next drawing. We do recommend using a separate blank page underneath the drawing you are colouring to save the next picture if you choose to use sharpies or felt tip pens. At the end of the book there is a spare page where you can write your own poem and an illustration to accompany it.
"A light in the darkness for severely troubled children, former special education teacher Torey Hayden faced three of her most extraordinary challenges after she left the classroom"
Nine-year-old Cassandra, kidnapped by her father and found starving, dirty, and picking through garbage cans -- a child prone to long silences and erratic, violent behavior, whose hard-won recollections of the nightmare she endured could not be fully trusted.
Charming, charismatic four-year-old Drake, who would speak only in private to his mother -- his tough, unbending grandfather's demands for an immediate cure threatened to cause the delightful boy and his family irreparable harm.
And though she had never worked with adults, Hayden agreed to help fearful and silent eighty-two-year-old massive stroke victim Gerda -- discovering in the process that a treatment's successes could prove nearly as heartbreaking as its limitations.
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