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Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure

 
The Driftwood Ball
Thomas Docherty
 

Every year the badgers and the otters gather to dance at the Driftwood Ball. But the two groups never mix - they dance in completely different ways. That is, until otter Celia and badger George decide they want to do things differently - they want to dance together, in their own way.

ISBN 9781848777095  |  hardback  |  £11.99
ISBN 9781848779884  |  paperback  |  £6.99

 
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Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure

 
Wash-a-Bye Bear
Thomas Docherty
 

Flora loves her Bear dearly, but her mum says it's time for him to go in the wash. Beautifully imagined scenes show Bear, in the wash, remembering how much fun they had getting grubby in the first place. When Bear is clean, he's just not the same, so Flora sets out to have some fun and get him back to his dirty but loveable self again. Then, at the end of a long day, it's Flora's turn to have a wash – and good old Bear still loves clean Flora just the same.

ISBN 9781848775367  |  hardback  |  £12.99
32pp  |  254 x 254mm  | cover with matt lamination and raised spot UV varnish

ISBN 9781848778276  |  paperback  |  £6.99

 

 

 

Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure

 
Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure
Thomas Docherty
 

Introducing Ruby, a magical little girl with improbable dreams. Ruby and her friends want a place to play, but their playground only has one old swing and a broken slide. Magic always finds its way to Ruby, however – when she plants her ice lolly stick in the ground, a magnificent playground begins to grow…

This book was part of the Summer Reading Challenge, coordinated by The Reading Agency and run in 97% of UK public libraries. 780,000 children aged 4-11 took part in this, the biggest national reading initiative.


ISBN 978 1 84877 403 2  |  hardback  |  £10.99
ISBN 978 1 84877 409 4  |  softback   |  £6.99
40pp  |  265 x 228mm  |  matt lamination on cover
 

 

 

Big Scary Monster

 
Big Scary Monster
Thomas Docherty
 

On top of a mountain not very far from here lived a Big Scary Monster. This monster was bigger and scarier than any other creature – and he knew it. But one day, he went for a walk down the mountain...

"This is a beautiful and charming book, children will love the way the story builds, perfect for story telling and excitement as the monster comes down the mountain. Highly recommended." Hotbrandscoolplaces.com

"Bold colours for a bold monster that frightens all the smaller creatures. When he descends from his mountain, he finds he is not as huge as he thought and experiences fear himself. Naturally, on his return, he is a changed monster and he and his little neighbours become friends. Lots of animals to look at and a chance to shout Boo!" Carousel Christmas 2009 Supplement

"A cautionary tale, humorously told and beautifully illustrated with plenty of scope for noisy participation from young readers." Book Trust Best Book Guide 2010

Big Scary Monster is included in the Booktrust Best Book Guide 2010 and has been shortlisted for the 2011 Coventry Inspiration Book Awards.

 

ISBN 978 1 84011 4 232  |  hardback  |  £10.99
ISBN 978 1 84877 033 1  |  softback   |  £6.99
40pp  |  265 x 228mm  |  matt lamination on cover
 

 

 

Little Boat

 
Little Boat
Thomas Docherty
 

Just as every young reader embarks on a discovery of the big wide world, so this little boat sets out and encounters treacherous waters, turbulent tides . . . and meets some seafaring friends along the way. After all his adventures, the little boat finds that, even though the ocean remains a big place, he is no longer such a little boat. A charming nautical adventure in Thomas Docherty’s irresistibly nostalgic style, with porthole diecut novelty cover.

Shortlisted for the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

"Nostalgic and engaging."
Heywood Hill’s recommended books

ISBN 978 1 84011 826 1  |  hardback  |  £10.99
40pp  |  254 x 254mm  |  porthole diecut novelty cover
ISBN 978 1 84011 836 0  |  softback  |  £5.99

 

 

To the Beach

 
To the Beach
Thomas Docherty
 
Looking out of his window on a rainy day, one little boy imagines his way to the beach via plane, truck, boat, bicycle and even a very friendly camel! An irresistible flight of fancy - the perfect inspiration for all daydreamers.

Longlisted for the Big Picture Best New Illustrators awards; shortlisted for the 'Read it Again!' Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award, the Dundee Picture Book Award and the Inspiration Book Awards 2009.

“Richly imagined”
Somerset Life

ISBN 978 1 84011 154 5  |  hardback  |  £10.99
40pp  |  254 x 254mm  |  jacket with spot UV varnish
ISBN 978 1 84011 148 4  |  softback  |  £5.99
40pp  |  254 x 254mm  |  2 - 5 years  |  spot UV on cover