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I feel a little bit silly confessing this, being a big bloke and all, but I just love pop-up books, flap books and all of the clever things authors, illustrators, designers and publishers can now do to books to make them fun for kids of all ages.

The imagination of these people is mind boggling.

The variety of books in this newsletter is also amazing. We go from the beautiful illustrations of Mandy Foot to the paper-craft of Jan Pienkowski, from the adorable photography in the featured books, DOG and CAT, by Matthew Van Fleet, to the light-activated sound book with flaps by Spot's dad Eric Hill!

So much to do! So much to learn! And so much fun!

Kind Regards

John Purcell
The Booktopia Book Guru
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A Classic Revisited
Click here for more details or to buy... Old MacDonald had a Farm
by Mandy Foot

Old MacDonald had a farm... E-I-E-I-O!

Children will love to join in and sing along to this much-loved nursery rhyme.

Brought to life by Mandy Foot's delightful illustrations, this wonderful picture book is full of noisy fun. Children will delight in reading along as we discover which animals Old MacDonald had on his farm including a kangaroo and an emu!

Best suited for 2 to 4 year olds.

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Also by Mandy Foot...

The Wheels on the Bus
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The wheels on the bus go round and round...

Children will love to join in and sing along to this favourite nursery rhyme.

In this edition, a cheeky wombat bus driver drives his animal passengers around Australia. Come snorkelling with the emu at the Great Barrier Reef. Get rescued by a surf-lifesaving koala at Bondi Beach. And sing ever so quietly as the bus crosses a river full of crocodiles in Darwin... Brought to life by Mandy Foot's delightful illustrations, young children will adore this sing-along adventure!

Best suited for 2 to 4 year olds.

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I Love My Family (Slipcase)

The First Noel : A Xmas Carousel
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Meet Ollie - a gorgeous, lively zebra - Fred the dog and all of Ollie's family!

Each of these books features Ollie sharing a special day with one member of his family - Mum, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa.

With Ollie, the everyday events of a young child's life are exciting adventures, brought to life by Anna Walker's whimsical rhyming texts and gorgeous illustrations.

For 2 to 5 year olds.

Four Gorgeous Books in a Slipcase

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Click here for more details or to buy Jan Pienkowski

Part carousel, part shadow box, this elegant stand-alone Nativity book designed by a master paper engineer reflects all the wonder of Christmas and will be treasured for seasons to come.

A classic children's book creator, Jan Pienkowski illustrated the hugely popular Meg and Mog books.

For 2 to 5 year olds.

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The First Noel : A Christmas
Carousel
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Author of the Month
Matthew Van Fleet

Click here for more details or to buy...DOG  *NEW*

Doggone fun for toddlers!

In Matthew Van Fleet's captivating new multiconcept book, twenty breeds of capering canines demonstrate action words, opposites, synonyms, and more. Cleverly designed pull tabs and flaps plus ten pettable textures provide interactive treats that will have toddlers arfing along from start to surprising finish. Bow-WOW!

Click here to view a very cute internal image from the book

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Click here for more details or to buy...You may remember CAT from last year:

In Matthew Van Fleet's irresistibly pettable, brilliantly innovative and fun multi-concept book, watch twenty-three breeds of frolicking felines pounce, prance and parade through concepts, pull-tabs, textures and interactive surprises. And you'll never believe what cat dragged in! Pleasingly purr-fect fun from start to finish! Meow...meow...meow...WOW!

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Click here for more details or to buy ... HEADS  *NEW*

This touch-and-feel companion to Van Fleet's bestselling Tails (2003) is interactive even before page one, with a pull-tab cover in which animals move letters into place to spell out the title. The book is stuffed with myriad textures, detailed water-colour illustrations, and playful rhymes ("Bite mouth,/ Shout mouth,/ Slobber mouth,/ Slurp!/ Nibble mouth,/ Chew mouth,/ Rude mouths... BURP!"); a hippo's mouth opens wide during said burp -- just one of a couple of kid-pleasing gross-out moments. All the animals, from axolotl to tamandua, are labelled on the final spread, after a fold-out surprise ending. It's a buoyant celebration of the animal kingdom's diversity. - Publishers Weekly

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It's A Secret
Here's A Little Poem
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Join Marie Elaine on a thrilling rooftop journey that takes her to a most unusual party!

One night Marie Elaine finds her cat Malcolm dressed to go to a party. On condition she keep his secret, Malcolm agrees to let her come with him, and they set off through the streets - a dangerous journey, for Marie Elaine is now as small as her cat! At the party there are cats and more cats, and they are all very excited ... the Queen of the Cats is on her way!

It is a night that Marie Elaine will never forget - and she won't forget to keep the secret either!

For 2 to 5 year olds.

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Click here for more details or to buy A Very First Book of Poetry

Here's a Little Poem is a superb selection of over fifty poems by English and American authors, including Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Colin McNaughton, Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes and many more. Affectionately describing the early experiences of young children, this is a warmly illustrated, imaginative world of first encounters. Simple text and exuberant illustrations make this an ideal introduction for young children to the wonderful world of poetry.

This lovely book deserves a place in every playgroup and child's library: The Sunday Times

For 2 to 5 year olds (and older!).

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Here's A Little Poem
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Maisy
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by Lucy Cousins

Tonight Maisy is putting on a talent show with her friends, and she is very excited! Pull the tabs to see them all at practice: Maisy tap-dancing across the floor, Eddie juggling a ball, Charley flipping completely around in a cartwheel. Of course, Tallulah wants to demonstrate some ballet twirls, and Cyril is working on his disappearing act. Now it's time to pull open the curtains--and cheer as all five friends pop up in a show-stopping 3-D finale!

Ready to put on a show? An amazing 3-D stage scene is the crowning touch in this interactive showcase of Maisy and friends--and their surprising talents.

For 1 to 3 year olds (and possibly older).

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Click here for more details.... Maisy's Traffic Jam
by Lucy Cousins

Maisy the mouse, every toddler's best friend, is stuck in a traffic jam in this concertina book full of vehicles and lift-the-flap fun!

Beep-beep, ding-ding, nee-nah-nee-nah! Maisy and her friends are out on the road today but the traffic is at a standstill. Whatever is the hold-up? Lift the flaps, then open and stretch out this clever concertina book to see if you can unblock Maisy's traffic jam.

For 1 to 3 year olds (and possibly older).

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Grug Goes to the Hospital
Spot's Noisy Peek-a-boo
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Oh no!

Grug is hurt when he falls from a rope and needs a visit to the hospital. After a short stay hospital with Cara as his doctor and nurse, Grug is swiftly on the mend.

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Grug Goes to the Hospital
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For 2 to 5 year olds.

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Spot is playing peek-a-boo.

As he peeps behind the curtain, under the flowerpot or beneath the washing on the line, he is greeted by all kinds of noisy responses.

With this delightful light-activated sound book, children can play the peek-a-boo game too, lifting the flaps and actually hearing the squeak of the mouse, meow of the cat or the croak of the frog who is revealed. Instant amusement for even the youngest reader is guaranteed.

For 0 to 3 year olds.

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Spot's Noisy Peek-a-boo
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Martha Doesn't Share
Click here for more details... By Samantha Berger
Illustrator: Bruce Whatley

Martha has a new favourite word. And that word is 'MINE!' Martha has officially mastered apologising. Unfortunately, she still has a lot to learn about sharing.

And while I can't say she learns to love it, she does learn that having all the toys to yourself means you have to play all by yourself, too. Not so much fun! The good news is that readers learn the importance of sharing as they observe Martha's stubbornness, her (ultimate) regret and her decision to do the right thing. Martha isn't perfect but she's learning.

And that's what matters most. 9780316077286

For 2 to 5 year olds (very suitable for girls).

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A Classic Revisited

I Love My Family

Author of the Month

It's a Secret

Maisy

Grug

Martha Doesn't Share


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