Seeds Picks Picture Books – Set C
- Snowball by Sue Hendra 9781509827466Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story.A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun – but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down – a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.
2. The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield 9781509824090
Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears – darkness. But when Chris watches the first moon landing on TV, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he’s used to. It’s the darkest dark ever, and he realizes that the unknown can be . . . exciting!
3. Pearl the Panda – The Floating Umbrella 9789887937609
by Yoanne Ho
A story about perspective. A panda called Pearl and her animal friends (in different shapes and sizes including a tiny mouse, a figure skating elephant and a swanky giraffe) try to uncover the bigger picture behind a mysterious umbrella floating innocently on a lake. Their view is obstructed so they decide to stand on top of each other in an attempt to see further. Each level the animals look out from presents a different picture, and the story builds up to a hilarious finale, with the final reveal being outrageously different from what the animals could ever imagine. A key theme of the story is not to judge or take what you see at face value – there could, after all, be more than meets the eye.
4. The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith 9780230754584
Every day, the bus driver finishes his cup of tea, puts on his jacket and sets off on his route. Every day, the man with the big red tie gets on at the roundabout, the lady with the pram gets on at the library and the noisy children get on at Clover Drive.
But what if one day the driver turned down a new and exciting road, and picked up new and exciting people? So many people that the bus simply wouldn’t be big enough? Well, there would only be one solution . . .
Join the exciting bus journey as it travels anywhere and everywhere, growing taller and taller with each adventure!
5. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown 9781509848232
Are you bored with being sensible? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. Fed up with tea parties, top hats and talking about the weather, he astounds his friends when he decides to go… WILD. But does he go too far? After all, the wilderness can get pretty lonely.
Mr Tiger Goes Wild is a beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from Caldecott Honor-winning artist Peter Brown that shows that there’s a time and place for everything… even going wild. Peter Brown is also the creator of many other books including the fantastically funny My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not).
6. Tidy by Emily Gravett 9781447273998
A very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy.
Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right?
7. The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson 9781447280743
The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf
But he doesn’t spend very much time by himself,
For each boy and girl in the class is a friend
And he goes home with one of them every weekend.
The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He’s washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One?