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"I've got a chicken that wants to be a duck!"
Frank is a funny chick. Unlike all his brothers and sisters, he doesn't want to peck around at anything and everything in the dust. No, Frank wants to dabble about in the lovely duckpond, splashing himself with water. Most of all, he wants to learn to SWIM. Can Jemima, the farmer's daughter, find a way to help Frank? And if Frank CAN swim like a duck, what will happen when he grows up to be a cockerel?
Imagine being able to wish for anything you wanted!
Lucy has the surprise of her life when she releases a genie from an old bottle. Wow - unlimited wishes for a year! But wait a minute... Lucy didn't wish for dinosaur bones. And where have all the cats gone?
Why does Lucy's dog Mitch look so full of himself? Uh-oh. It looks like a case of dog magic!
Published: 9 Jun 2014
Published: 2 May 2016
Published: 1 Oct 1999
When Old Smelly the tramp mets Eric Stanley Pigeon, it's his lucky day!
Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. For this young bird has a very unusual talent... Old Smelly dreams of winning a fortune, but will his dreams come true?
Published: 4 Jul 2013
The python can unlock its doors
To gape as wide as double doors
Quiet! Don't move a muscle . . . Look! Through that gap in the jungle . . . See! There are real live animals in these poems. Read carefully and you may learn a thing or two. What happens if you fall into a river full of piranha fish? And do man-eating tigers only eat men? Find out in this hugely inventive and hilarious collection of animal poems from the bestselling children's author Dick King-Smith.
Published: 2 May 2013
Published: 5 Sep 2013
All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life . . .
The Catlady - Muriel lives alone with lots and lots of cats. But Muriel's cats are no ordinary cats - they are people she once knew reincarnated in feline form!
The Guard Dog - The story of a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. Could such a small and scruffy dog really guard a home?
Hairy Hezekiah - Hezekiah lives a quiet life, and seems to be the only animal in the zoo without a friend. So he decides to escape and go on the run!
Horse Pie - Jenny the donkey finds herself unwelcome at the Old Horses' Home, but when rustlers start looking for horses to make into pies, it's up to Jenny to save the day.
Published: 5 Jul 2012
Snail on board!
Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America!
There he makes some very important friends, Mr Ambassador and Mr President, finds a new home in a sandwich box - and also meets the lovely Peggy Sue . . .
Another magical, funny story from the master of animal tales, Dick King-Smith.
Published: 2 May 2013
A terrific football treble from the master of soccer fiction:
THE BIG GAME
Keen young footballer Andrew Weston is sure that his skills in defence will help the school team win every match. Until he discovers who their first opponents are...
THE BIG MATCH
A dream comes true for Chris Weston when he is picked to stand in for the school team's regular goalkeeper for a vital cup game.
THE BIG PRIZE
Chris Weston is going to be the mascot for the local football league club for their next F.A. Cup match! Then disaster strikes...
Published: 5 Oct 1995
There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog.
The other pups laugh at him. How can such a small, scruffy dog possibly expect to be bought to guard a home? Especially when his bark is the most horrible, earsplitting racket they have ever heard! Will the poor little guard dog be doomed to a lonely life in the Dogs' Home - or worse...?
When Mary Mary finds her little brother Billy seems floating above his bed, with his nose, tummy and toes touching the ceiling, she is astounded. Never before has anyone in Mary's family been able to fly - even though their name is Bird!
An engaging tale from everybody's favourite animal author Dick King-Smith.
Published: 5 Sep 2013
Published: 27 Nov 2014
Published: 3 Jun 1999