The elephants are not very happy: the hippos have come to live in their river because their own has dried up. When the elephants complain to Elmer that the river is over-crowded, Elmer sets off to see what he can do. He soon discovers that the problem can easily be solved, but only if the hippos and the elephants work together!
This gorgeous storybook is full of snapshots of family life, from breakfast to bedtime and from birthdays to walks in the park. All small children will be able to identify with Alfie and Annie Rose, two hugely appealing pre-schoolers who are constantly tackling new experiences and making new friends.
Dog loves books! Dog loves books about dinosaurs and Dog loves books about aliens: in fact Dog loves all books! Dog has his very own bookshop, although he doesn't have many customers. But that's all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends or fun.
And when someone does come into the shop, Dog knows just which books to recommend...
Elmer the patchwork elephant has lost his ventriloquist cousin in the jungle! Elmer can hear Wilbur, but he can't see him. He searches high and low, but he can't find the cheeky black-and-white elephant anywhere. He's just about to give up and go home for tea when Wilbur stops him - he's been hiding up a tree all along, but now he's stuck! At last it's Elmer's turn to play a joke - would he really leave poor, hungry Wilbur stuck up the tree? Of course not! Soon Wilbur is safely back on the ground, just in time for tea!
Sophie the Seal needs rescuing, but it is no mean feat even for the Doctor who can talk to animals - especially when he has to pretend that Sophie is his sick realtive. This story is madly exciting and excitingly mad.
Doctor Dolittle is determined to continue the work he started on the Moon to find the secret of everlasting life. But to carry on, he must consult Mudface, the ancient turtle who lives in the Secret Lake in Africa. And when the doctor hears that Mudface has been burried during an Earthquake, the Doctor's journey becomes an emergancy rescue mission
When Doctor Dolittle joins the circus to earn some money, he's horrified to see the dreadful conditions all the animals are living in. When the star act - a talking horse - falls ill , the ringmaster realises there's only one person who can help him and that's Doctor Dolittle. But Doctor Dolittle is only willing to help if life is made better for all the other animals! This new Doctor Dolittle retelling will introduce new readers to this well loved character and his exciting adventures. A funny, simple and beautifully illustrated book to encourage reading.
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and the famous actor Lawrence Ridley will be taking place. All her family and lots of her friends will be there! But it's not just the rumours of a jewel thief on board giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings. Why does the ship's doctor look so familiar? And who is the shy blond boy hiding in one of the suites? Can Alice-Miranda solve the mystery in time for the celebrations?