September 2020 (53)

Samiras Wish

ISBN: 9781913292072

Author: Saviour Pirotta    Publisher: Wacky Bee Books

amira's grandparents are coming to stay for the weekend, to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. Samira has a surprise in store for them. A cooked breakfast! Sadly, Sa...


amira's grandparents are coming to stay for the weekend, to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. Samira has a surprise in store for them. A cooked breakfast! Sadly, Samira's dad scoffs the baked beans when he comes home from work in the early hours of the morning. (He has no idea they were meant to be part of grandpa's surprise.) There is no time for Samira's mum to go to the supermarket so Samira has to go to the corner shop. This is a dusty old place run by Mrs. April. Samira is scared of her because she has a moustache and has never been in the place. But, seeing this is an emergency, she plucks up the courage. Mrs April has only one tin of beans in stock, and it has a very special offer printed on the label. One magic wish come true with every spoonful of beans. (only one wish per person) Back home, everyone thinks the offer is a joke. Buy when Grandpa wishes for a hardback book by his favourite author (he's waiting for the paperback), it comes true. Immediately everyone in the family makes a wish, and the wishes keep on getting bigger, greedier and more ridiculous. When Grandma wishes for a horse, it wrecks the cramped living room so Mum wishes for a bigger house. This has the unfortunate effect of squashing the adjoining houses. The neighbours come to complain and soon the whole estate is at war. Samira wants to make her own wish, to be transported away from the chaos and to a far off place on a unicorn. But there are no beans left. She visits Mrs April in the hope that there might be another tin left, one that Mrs April overlooked. There are none. Mrs April looks in the tin and there is one last bean stuck to the underside of the lid. Is it enough to make Samira's wish come true? Mrs April warns Samira that she has to wish wisely. Samira thinks for a bit, then she eats the bean and wishes she hadn't opened the tin yet. Suddenly everything goes back to what it was before, no fighting on the estate, no squashed houses, no horse wrecking the living room... Now Samira has a whole tin of wishes all over again. But what will she wish for.....?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 150 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 24-09-2020


$19.99
Best Friends Busy Friends

ISBN: 9781786284655

Author: Susan Rollings    Publisher: Child’s Play

This read-aloud storybook celebrates all types of friendship - at home, at school, and at play. Friends who share in the fun of everyday life, and who are there...


This read-aloud storybook celebrates all types of friendship - at home, at school, and at play. Friends who share in the fun of everyday life, and who are there when we need them. With rhyming text, lively illustrations, and an inclusive collection of diverse characters, this book reminds us how important it is to have friends.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$19.99
Baby Sees Hello Baby

ISBN: 9781912646159

Author: picthall and gunzi    Publisher: Award Publications

Your baby will find Baby Sees: Hello Baby fascinating! Created specifically with high-contrast images and colours to attract and focus your baby's developing ey...


Your baby will find Baby Sees: Hello Baby fascinating! Created specifically with high-contrast images and colours to attract and focus your baby's developing eyesight, Baby Sees books can help develop their vision and concentration. This edition also features a baby safe mirror - ideal for tummy time and to share with your baby. Loved by parents and babies alike, Baby Sees is an award-winning and best-selling series, described by the Practical Pre-School Award judges as "brilliant & unique".


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2020


$11.99
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