Jill Tomlinson 7 Animal Books Collection - Ages 5-7 - Paperback
A delightful addition to any bookshelf, these inquisitive and paperback books are wonderful for cuddling up on the sofa with your child, or to read before bed. Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. Each one creates a sense of adventure yet belonging for the different animals, and encourages children to explore their imagination. With subtle illustrations, these are a great bridge between full chapter and picture books to keep young minds engaged. Parents might remember these classics and being able to read them to their children will be an absolute delight.
These cute stories tell the tales of seven different animals and their approach to everyday life, filled with gentle humour and a sense of warmth. They relate to the queries and interests of young children, providing a wholesome and somewhat nurturing feel which comes across as they are read aloud.
Jill Tomlinson trained to be a professional opera singer, however due to an unforeseen illness this interrupted her aspirations to be a singer and instead she was forced to now execute her skills in another creative area. Tomlinson pursued a course in journalism but found that she wanted to write stories for children. When Jill Tomlinson wrote the animal stories, it became an instant success, entertaining kids around the world for several decades, a perfect animal books series. Ever since, Jill has become renowned for her fantastic tales and has plenty more ranges to appeal to children.
This fantastic series is great for ages 5-7, children will find these classic and exciting fun stories a pleasant surprise when they start reading. This beautiful set is one of our all time best selling collections. In this selection of books, we have The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up, a young gorilla called Pongo who lived in the mountains of Africa, however he is desperately looking forward to growing up strong and big like his father so he can thump his chest! This story focuses on Pongo’s development with themes revolving around comfort, care and maturity.
Titles in This Set :
1. The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out
2. The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
3. The Otter Who Wanted to Know
4. The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
5. The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up
6. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
7. The Aardvark Who Wasn't Sure
The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out
Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious thing and life can change at a moment's notice. The next blizzard, the next meal and the threat of being orphaned are all challenges that must be faced. But how will Otto and his friends manage? The only way that penguins can do - by looking after each other. A perfect story for animal lovers young and old, filled with tenderness and love combined with a subtle humour.
The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
Pongo is a young, mischievous gorilla living in the mountains of Africa. He wants to grow up to be brave and clever like his dad, and perhaps even become leader of the pack one day. But it is not until his little sister is born that Pongo discovers that growing up isn't just about having a big chest to thump.
The Otter Who Wanted to Know
A charming story about an adorable sea otter from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and floating in the sea, chasing fish and asking a hundred and one questions. One day Pat's quiet life is turned upside down when she gets caught up in a pretty scary adventure. Suddenly she doesn't have time to ask any questions, and even if she did, no one would know the answers. This time Pat just has to find things out for herself.
The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air balloon - and is carried off over the channel to England! How will she ever get back to France? It won't be easy, but Suzy refuses to be put off by a bit of water...
The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up
Hilda is a small, speckled hen. And when Hilda makes up her mind, nothing can stop her. Hilda's auntie has just had a family of chicks, and she's determined to visit them. But how is Hilda going to travel the five miles to her auntie's farm? Hilda needs to find a way of making the journey to her aunt’s farm safely and reliably. Hilda’s feisty character make her an engaging character in this entertaining story.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing--he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.
The Aardvark Who Wasn't Sure
Pim is a baby aardvark, with a long, furry nose. He has tiny little claws instead of fingers and toes, and sleeps in a cosy burrow. But he isn't sure what being an aardvark really means. He asks his mother all sorts of questions, and she decides it is time he found out what being an aardvark is all about. In his quest to discover the world around him, he meets lots of exotic and interesting animals. There are snakes, cheetahs, elephants and monkeys, and they all have something to teach him. He's disappointed that aardvarks can't climb trees, but as he learns how to find termites, fight predators and build a burrow of his own, Pim realises there are some advantages to being an aardvark after all..