Teaching language and literacy through the sounds of animals.
In this delightfully illustrated book, we are introduced to many animal characters and their antics; including the true stories of Zoe the abandoned black puppy and Perky the amazing green and red parrot.
In this delightfully illustrated second volume of Animal Stories for the Young, we meet many more animals and read about their antics; including the Sammy the gazelle and Ollie the owl.
We also meet Lucy who loves to paint animals and Rupert the toy clown as well as Bobbie the boxer dog and many others.
Educational and informative, with wonderful colour drawings of all the characters, this book will feed the imagination of children worldwide helping to increase their knowledge and encouraging creativity.
In the third volume of Animal Stories we are introduced to some old and new friends. Open the pages of this enchanting illustrated book and discover why Rushy the cat loses his purr, and how his owner helps to get it back. Read about lots of animals with their individual personalities like Oscar the St Bernard, meet Sleepy the Sloth, and discover delightful Ollie the Owl and his many exciting adventures.
The author continues the efforts of the first three books which are to make young people understand that animals are living beings. When we crush a fly or a beetle we do not hear the scream of pain because it is too small, but it is there. They can suffer pain and sadness just as much as we can. Be kind to animals and they will return the affection. To show this is true, some true life stories which have actually happened have been included.
The author continues his four Animal Stories for the Young with this story of the dog he rescued. His aim once more is to show that animals are living beings which, in the same way as human beings, can respond to kindness and suffer from ill treatment. They are not objects.
Penny Gerner grew up in Canberra in the 40s and 50s, the only child of an entomologist father and embassy secretary mother. Annual holidays were regularly spent at Narooma, the setting for the story. In those golden days it was a peaceful seaside village, becoming busy only in holiday times with the large influx of holiday makers. Whilst the story is largely autobiographical and seen through an eleven year old's eyes, it is very close to the spirit of that time and place.
As Annie embarks on the adventure of crossing the landscapes of the Australian outback, she'll discover just how strong she is. In the sweeping land of 19th century Australia, Annie is a Protestant in a Catholic colony. When her adoptive parents contract the fever and die, her life takes a new direction when she comes under the control of Father Darcy. Thanks to him, she becomes a hard-headed young woman and takes her destiny into her own hands as she decides to escape from the Priory with her surrogate brother Bernard. Annie's adventure is only beginning...
Any Storm in a Port is a memoir of the author's first voyage on a passenger cargo ship, the S.S. Pando Head, from the London Docks via Panama Canal, to the Far East and then back to Southampton. He travelled with some wonderful characters, fellow crew members, interesting passengers and visited colourful ports of the call. He fell in love, and out just as quickly, learnt how to trade and make some money; these years at sea were the most formative of his life. After three voyages he went back to passenger ships, to complete five years of travelling around the world...
'Once upon a time...' I'm really coming to despise those four words. They seem to imply I'm lucky enough to either have been thrown into a whirlwind, fluffy fiction, or have simply lost my marbles. And when the latter starts to look appealing you know you're in deep. 2012 is a normal kind of place. Smoking is still a moral taboo, cash a sin and the credit card god's gift. Yes, we waited for meteorites, but other than the few extra spending cuts everything's as chipper, cheery and constrictive as ever. Disaster free. It's just me who's having encounters of the freaky kind.