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Little Red Riding Hood

 
Little Red Riding Hood
Alison Jay
 

A sumptuous retelling of this beloved tale, focusing on visual acuity.

In this retelling of the ever-popular tale, Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother and finds a rather larger, scarier wolf in her bed! After a frightening moment, the wolf is captured by a woodsman and granny is let out of the wardrobe. Young readers can also see the story of Hansel and Gretel being played out solely in pictures in the background, and spot motifs of other fairy tales.

ISBN 9781848778733   |   hardback  |  £12.99
254x254mm   |   32pp

 
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Nursery Rhyme Rainbow

 
Farm Families
Alison Jay
 

Follow the farmer from dawn until dinnertime and meet all of the animal families who live on his farm. With wild creatures to spot, and visual stories to follow from one page to the next, this is a book to be enjoyed again and again.

ISBN 9781848771437   |   hardback  |  £10.99
254 x 254mm 7   |   32pp

 

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Rainbow

 
The Nutcracker
Alison Jay
 

Alison Jay brings a fresh beauty to Balanchine's mesmerising Nutcracker with her enchanting artwork and devoted attention to detail. Perfect for a cosy winter storytime, this retelling takes readers from the first unwrapping of the toy soldier nutcracker to war with the army of mice, a delicious feast of fun in the Land of Sweets and a dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy - all the ingredients of a Christmas dream come true.

ISBN 9781848773226   |  paperback  |  £6.99
ISBN 9781848770171   |  hardback  |  £10.99

 

 

 

Christmas Time

 
My First Board Books
(Alphabet, Colours, Counting, Words)
Alison Jay
 
Alison Jay's wonderful crackle-glazed picture books are now a miniature board book collection, complete with slipcase. Perfect for little hands, with simplified taxt, young children will love learning abut first concepts, while the intricate artwork will encourage observation skills and encourage questions.

ISBN 9781848770133  |  slipcased board book set  |  £12.99
32pp  |  151 x 149 x 83mm (slipcase) 145 x 145mm (each book)
gloss UV throughout  |  Colours previously published as Nursery Rhyme Rainbow and Words as Picture This.

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Rainbow

 
Nursery Rhyme Rainbow
Alison Jay
 

Come on a colourful quest through the world of well-loved nursery rhymes. One intrepid boy discovers all the colours of the rainbow, from Bo Peep’s white sheep to the Owl and the Pussycat’s pea-green boat. Alison Jay creates a spellbinding tale, full of visual jokes, which is a pleasure to discover.

ISBN 978 1 84011 428 7   |  hardback with jacket  |  £10.99  |  32pp   |  254 x 254mm
ISBN 978 1 84011 459 1   |  board book  |  £4.99  |  32pp   |  210 x 210mm
ISBN 978 1 84877 309 7   |  paperback (July 2010)   |  £5.99  |  32pp   |  210 x 210mm

 

 

 

Story Time Jigsaw Book

 
Story Time Jigsaw Book
Alison Jay
 

Explore the crackle-glazed world of Alison Jay’s unique illustrations in this beautifully produced jigsaw book. Piece together each jigsaw to work out which nursery rhyme or fairy tale it is about.

ISBN 978 1 84011 408 9  |  hardback  |  £7.99
12pp   |  230 x 230mm   |  5 jigsaws, each with 9 pieces

 

 

 

Wall Frieze

 
Welcome to the Zoo
Alison Jay
 

Take a tour through a zoo like no other, filled with mischievous monkeys, perky penguins and greedy goats! It's a true menagerie of tales from visual storyteller Alison Jay! A Wordless picture book that will encourage imagination and observation skills.

“Richly populated tableaux”
Publishers Weekly

ISBN 978 1 84011 768 4  |  hardback  |  £10.99
ISBN 978 1 84011 973 2   |  boardbook   |  £4.99
32pp   |  210 x 212mm   |  spot UV on interiors and cover
 

 

 

My First Question Blocks

 
My First Question Blocks
Alison Jay
 

These chunky board books are perfect for little hands. Packed full of questions to stimulate picture exploration and build vocabulary, and with a gorgeous gift box available, this series will make a colourful addition to any nursery.

ISBN 978 1 84011 403 4  |  gift box   |  £9.99
each book: 20pp  |  90 x 90mm  |  board book  |  box: 188 x 188mm  |  UV varnish throughout

 

 

 

My First Picture Blocks

 
My First Picture Blocks
Alison Jay
 

These irresistible chunky board books are an engaging, wordless way to begin sharing books with baby. Each page features a charming picture, focusing on one special detail. A fun way to build early observation skills.

ISBN 978 1 84011 789 9   |  gift box   |  £9.99
each book: 20pp  |  70 x 70mm  |  board book  |  box: 148 x 148mm  |  UV varnish throughout

 

 

 

Wall Frieze

 
Wall Frieze
Alison Jay
 
Alison Jay's artwork makes a gorgeous addition to any nursery. Featuring the numbers one to ten and the letters of the alphabet, and split into seven sections, use these images to create a stunning poster-look nursery display or an eye-catching, continuous frieze.

 

ISBN 978 1 84011 493 5   |  £3.99
frieze in 7 sections, each 202 x 808mm  |  full frieze length 5,656mm
UV varnish throughout  |  poly-bagged with header card
 

 

 

Trick of the Tale

 
Slipcased Set : Alphabet and Counting
Alison Jay
 
Discover the alphabet and first numbers in these two lavishly illustrated board books, available for the first time together in a beautiful slipcase.

In Alphabet parents and children can share a fantastic alphabet adventure through Alison Jay’s stunning, crackle-glazed illustrations. Then take a magical journey to dreamland, from one to ten and back again, in Counting. This slipcased set is a stylish addition to any nursery bookshelf.

ISBN 978 1 84011 499 7  |  £9.99  |  each book 210 x 210mm
each book 15 spreads  |  full colour throughout | 3-5 years
 

 

 

Counting

 
Counting
Alison Jay
 
In this enchanting counting adventure, follow the dreams of a sleeping girl and meet favourite characters from fairy tales and folk stories as you journey from one to ten and back again.

Alison Jay’s wonderful crackle-glazed pictures perfectly suit the fairytale theme of this picture book introducing very young children to numbers and counting. Young readers will adore spotting the links from picture to picture and the hidden stories.

“An enchanting book to share with children”
Write Away

ISBN 978 1 84011 464 5  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp | 254 x 254mm  |  jacket with matt lamination
 

 

 

Trick of the Tale

 
Alphabet
Alison Jay
 

This simple, yet stunning ABC will be treasured by young and old alike. What appear at first to be quite simple images, draw the reader into their finer details and the clues which lead the next letter.

“A lovely book – full of little surprises”
Books for Keeps

ISBN 978 1 84011 419 5  |  softback | £4.99
ISBN 978 1 84011 434 8  |  board book | £4.99
40pp  |  254 x 254mm (board book: 210 x 212mm)  |  full colour matt laminated jacket.
 

 

 

Trick of the Tale

 
Picture This . . .
Alison Jay
 
Words and images combine on each page of this breathtaking picture book to create an introduction to everyday words that children and their parents will want to return to again and again.

With a wealth of detail, Jay has created a series of pictures where elements cleverly reappear from spread to spread, providing a timeless book to share.

ISBN 978 1 84011 049 4  |  softback  |  £4.99
ISBN 978 1 84011 200 9  |  board book  |  £4.99
40pp  |  254 x 254mm (board book: 210 x 212mm)  |  matt laminated jacket
 

 

 

The Emperor's New Clothes

 
The Emperor's New Clothes
Retold by Marcus Sedgwick, illustrated by Alison Jay
 
When the Emperor decides he needs a new outfit, the arrival of two wily tailors seems fortuitous, but his grand plan soon unravels. This beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story by popular young fiction writer Marcus Sedgwick is a read-aloud gem. Alison Jay’s unique and delicate crackle-glaze illustrations provide the matching visual feast.
ISBN 184011 842 1  |  hardback  |  £9.99
32pp  |  247 x 287mm  |  full colour
casebound  |  jacket with matt lamination and spot uv varnish
 

 

 

The Race

 
The Race
Caroline Repchuk, illustrated by Alison Jay
 
Aesop's famous fable has been given a fantastic new lease of life, with an epic chase right around the world.
ISBN 978 1 84011 306 8  |  hardback  |  £9.99
ISBN 978 1 84011 104 0  |  softback  |  £5.99
32pp  |  247 x 287mm  |  full colour  |  jacket with matt lamination and spot UV varnish
 

 

 

If Kisses Were Colours

 
If Kisses Were Colours
Janet Lawler, illustrated by Alison Jay
 
The affection between a parent and a child is immeasurable, as Janet Lawler’s entrancing love song tenderly expresses. Luminous and lyrical, this is a book of timeless beauty and charm.
ISBN 1 84011 913 8  |  hardback with jacket   |  £9.99
32pp  |  228 x 228mm