If I Had a Crocodile
There’s more to a crocodile than its scaly skin and scary teeth – they stay cool under pressure (in part because they can’t sweat) and on a rainy day, they love nothing more than a fast game of Snap!
This latest addition to the 'If I Had a...' series is packed with humour and rollicking rhymes that young children readily catch on to. Its bold, graphic illustrations are stylish and packed with quirky details for children to spot. The book winds down to a satisfying end where the little girl drifts off to sleep, making it perfect for bedtime routines.
If I Had a Dinosaur
A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too... wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.
If I Had a Sleepy Sloth
In this charming trip of the imagination, a little girl delights in experiencing life at a slower pace as she shares her day with a sleepy sloth who moves so slowly, moss grows in his fur!
This sloth may be sleepy but it's a champion on the jungle gym, thanks to its super gripping skills. And climbing trees has never been so easy! But the little girl's hairdresser is less than impressed to find not just moss but also moths in its fur - and by the time our sleepy sloth has finished its morning walk, the day is almost done.
Through rollicking rhymes and bold, graphic illustrations, If I had a sleepy sloth imagines the positives and negatives of having a sloth for a pet and provides a welcome alternative to the fast pace of modern life by creating the time for readers to simply b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
If I Had an Octopus
I really want a clever pet, a pet with many charms.
The sort of pet with talents, and a large amount of arms.
Have you ever thought about what the best aquatic pet would be? It's an octopus, of course! Playing different ball games simultaneously and staying camouflaged when it’s bedtime is eight times the fun – just watch out for the ink... With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had an Octopus is a charming and imaginative tale about bedtime story that follows a little girl's flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an octopus for a pet.
If I Had a Vampire Bat
I really want a spooky pet
that flaps around and hangs.
A toothy type of swoopy pet
with shiny pointed fangs...
Imagine if I had a... vampire bat!
This charming addition to the popular 'If I had a...' series features a sharp-toothed but adorable vampire bat as its main star. Taking inspiration from the Addams Family, it imagines what it would be like to live a nocturnal lifestyle and the funny scenarios one might encounter trick-or-treating or at the funfair with a vampire bat as your pal. Facts about vampire bats combine with seasonal spookiness and positive messages about dental hygiene in this brilliant book for bedtime.