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Peter Bently

  • 5 stars across 104 books
    Peter Bently (Author)
    Peter studied languages at Oxford and has two young children. He is the author of the bestselling Lark in the Ark (shortlisted for Red House Book Award) and the hilarious The Great Bottom Swa p (rated 5 stars on Mumsnet). He recently won the American Library Association Notable Book of the year with King Jack and the Dragon and in 2011 he won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize with Cats Ahoy!

    Charles Fuge (Illustrator)
    Charles Fuge's picture book debut won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including the bestselling Little Wombat stories. He lives in Dorset with his partner, Sarah, and their son Ollie.

    21st September 2016

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Green Gobbler: Practice Phonics with non-words

    Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a fun... More

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    21st September 2017

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for toddlers. When Miss... More

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    6th June 2013

    Dustbin Dad

    Do you leave food on your plate at mealtimes? If you do, beware, it could lead to all sorts of trouble . . . The dad... More

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    5th August 2011

    Cats Ahoy!

    When Alfonso the cat hears there's a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It's... More

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    1st April 2010

    The Great Dog Bottom Swap

    The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class that each dog must remove their bottom before they are... More

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    17th August 2015

    Busy Wheels: Bag Collection

    It's time to get busy with machines that race, vroom and zoom! This vibrant series is designed to excite playful pre-sch... More

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    4th June 2015

    A Recipe for Bedtime

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a classic baby bedtime book with a perfect lullaby ending. B... More

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    14th April 2014

    A Lark in the Ark

    A funny and silly lift-the-flap picture book about the animals on Noah's ark from Peter Bently and Lynne Chapman. All ab... More

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    3rd April 2014

    Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machine

    The sheep on the hillside were munching away, Much as they always did, day after day, When suddenly something went Z... More

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    7th April 2014

    Life Stinks!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percy the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land fo... More

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    26th September 2013

    Diggory Digger and the Dinosaurs

    An unforgettable picture book from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently (Cats Ahoy) and illustrator of Guy Parker-... More

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    1st May 2009

    The Shark in the Dark

    Will the flustered fish become saltwater snacks, or can they come up with a plan to teach the mean, greedy shark a les... More

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    4th September 2014

    The Great Balloon Hullaballoo

    When Simon the squirrel's mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset's hot ai... More

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    1st March 2012

    The Great Sheep Shenanigans

    "A lamb for my supper will taste mighty fine!" Thought a wily old wolf by the name of Lou Pine. As he sneakily, slyly s... More

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    7th June 2012

    The Yoga Ogre

    Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. "My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so ter... More

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    1st August 2013

    Rich Witch, Poor Witch

    Twin sisters Witch Rose and Witch Rita are relaxing at home when the king arrives at Rita's front door looking terribl... More

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    6th February 2015

    Bunny Loves to Read

    A cute and interesting story about a bunny who loves to read; sure to inculcate reading habits in children.... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Tooth Fairy's Christmas

    The Tooth Fairy meets Santa! A glorious rhyming story with that feel-good Christmas factor.Tim Tucker has just lost a to... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Meet the Parents

    You may think your parents just boss you around and tell you what to do. And there's no getting away from it - they do h... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Captain Jack and the Pirates

    From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book... More

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    5th July 2012

    King Jack and the Dragon

    A magical, rhyming bedtime picture book starring brave King Jack, a band of faithful knights and a big green dragon. Raa... More

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    1st June 2013

    Police Car on Patrol

    Up and down, here and there, busy wheels are everywhere! Someone is stealing famous paintings, but who is it, and where ... More

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    1st June 2013

    Monster Truck Mountain Rescue!

    Up and down, here and there, busy wheels are everywhere! Mouse and Monster Truck are driving home after a race, but the ... More

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    1st June 2013

    Dumper Truck Dash!

    Up and down, here and there, busy wheels are everywhere! Beaver and Dumper Truck are busy moving heavy loads for the new... More

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    10th September 2015

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Doug Lugg, Boy Slug

    Doug Lugg hates vegetables. He won't eat carrots, spinach, broccoli or peas ... until one night he finds himself transfo... More

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    21st September 2016

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Zingy Zapper: Practise phonics with non-words

    Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a fun... More

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    3rd March 2008

    River Rescue

    Join everyone's favourite firefighter in two exciting adventures based on the TV series. These story books are perfect f... More

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    1st September 2016

    The Prince and the Porker

    Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray... Sneaking into the palace... More

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    21st September 2016

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Space Spider: Practise phonics with non-words

    Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a fun... More

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    6th October 2016

    Potion Commotion

    A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently. Little witch Betty makes a big ... More

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    19th April 2018

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Grumpy Guest (Level 5): Practise phonics with non-words - Level 5

    Welcome to Planet Pok - the land of Monsters' Nonsense. Pem Pem's bossy cousin has come to visit, but he's not intereste... More

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    1st September 2005

    Oh Santa!

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    1st June 2011

    Top Place Percy

    Next to his fast, beautiful and funny friends, Percy Plaice doesn't feel very special. But when a nasty (and hungry!) sh... More

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    1st February 2004

    Little, Big

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    1st June 2010

    Santa

    Picture Board Book with Wobble Eyes. Fun christmas board book with character wobble eyes, perfect for small hands.... More

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    1st June 2011

    Banana Monster

    This is a highly original series of wildlife stories combining fantastic photos with bright graphic images - the result ... More

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    1st June 2011

    Wild Tales - Ellas Bath

    This is a highly original series of wildlife stories combining fantastic photos with bright graphic images - the result ... More

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    1st March 2012

    Vampire School: Monster Chef

    We all know how it is when we cook. We make a mess. But at St.Orlok's School for young vampires - that mess can become m... More

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    13th July 2015

    Busy Wheels: Space Shuttle Blasts off

    Space Shuttle is preparing to launch into space to collect and replace a broken satellite! Will Commander Mandy succeed ... More

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    18th May 2015

    Busy Wheels: Train is on the Track

    Train is speeding through the countryside when Dog sees a red signal. There's a fallen tree and the mail train is stuck!... More

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    18th May 2015

    Busy Wheels: Plane's Royal Rescue

    Plane is at the airport preparing for a flight. Captain Koala and his co-pilot are expecting a very special passenger, t... More

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    13th July 2015

    Busy Wheels: School Bus Saves the Day

    The school class arrives at City Carnival but all of a sudden the carnival float breaks down! Will Yellow Bus and the cl... More

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    4th August 2014

    Damsel Disaster!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear

    The moon's in the sky and the kingdom's asleep.The cows are all slumbering. So are the sheep.The ducks are tucked up in ... More

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    13th October 2011

    Vampire School: Show and Yell

    Are you a vampire? NO? Then you can't attend St.Orlok's I'm afraid. But not to worry - you are invited to join the young... More

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    7th August 2014

    The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a pacy rhyming adventure, perfect for any child who loves trains. ... More

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    5th July 2012

    Farmer Clegg's Night Out

    The atmosphere is electric out in the farmyard. Old Farmer Clegg may be tucked up for the night, but there's a talent ... More

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    25th February 2013

    Hoigh! Cait!

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    9th September 2010

    Vampire School: Casketball Capers

    Lee Price lives with his mum and dad in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Like most nine-year-olds, Lee goes to s... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Vampire School: Stage Fright

    Lee Price lives with his mum and dad in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Like most nine-year-olds, Lee goes to s... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Vampire School: Teacher Screecher

    The gang are back in this fourth installment of Vampire School, and there's a nasty case of bat flu going about. With Mi... More

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    22nd May 2015

    Knightmare 5 Book Set (Plodit)

    Knightmare Rotten Luck, Knightmare Foul Play, Knightmare Life Stinks, Knightmare Feast Fight, Knightmare Damsel Disaster... More

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    1st May 2010

    Showtime!

    The family are all going to the horse show. Everyone wins a prize except Smokey the donkey. Showtime! is part of the Sta... More

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    1st May 2010

    River Rescue

    Tara and her Dad are making a raft when the horses escape from the field. As Mum and Dad go to find the horses, Tara dec... More

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    1st May 2010

    Rascal's Diet

    Rascal is getting fat, so Mum puts him on a diet but it leads to all sorts of trouble. Rascal's Diet is part of the Star... More

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    1st May 2010

    The Storm

    When a huge storm causes a tree topple over and trap Smokey and Rascal, Tara and Dad are besides themselves with worry. ... More

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    13th August 2015

    A Dog's Life!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    4th May 2015

    Foul Play!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    2nd February 2015

    Rotten Luck!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    1st August 2013

    Let's Read! Cats Ahoy!

    The complete story and original illustrations of CATS AHOY! by Peter Bently and Jim Field have been specially re-desig... More

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    9th September 2010

    Vampire School: Ghoul Trip

    Lee Price lives with his mum and dad in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Like most nine-year-olds, Lee goes to s... More

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    2nd June 2014

    Feast Fight!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    4th February 2016

    Hot Dog Hal

    A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and bestselling illustrator Tom McLaugh... More

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    1st September 2014

    Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate

    Polly Parrot is looking for a pirate. Not just any pirate -- one that will make the perfect pet. But finding the perfe... More

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    1st January 2012

    Storytime: Top Place Percy

    Next to his fast, beautiful and funny friends, Percy Plaice doesn't feel very special. But when a nasty (and hungry!) sh... More

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    1st January 2014

    Let's Read! The Shark in the Dark

    The complete story and original illustrations of THE SHARK IN THE DARK by Peter Bently and Ben Cort have been speciall... More

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    7th August 2014

    King Jack and the Dragon Book and CD

    King Jack and the Dragon is a magical make-believe story illustrated by Helen OxenburyNight is falling, bedtime is loomi... More

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    1st June 2013

    Ambulance in Action!

    Up and down, here and there, busy wheels are everywhere! A call comes in to the ambulance station. It's an emergency! Am... More

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    27th July 2017

    A Home Full of Friends

    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this hea... More

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    22nd May 2013

    BC Purple A/2C Sharma Family: Stop That Dog!

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-l... More

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    22nd May 2013

    BC Purple B/2C Sharma Family: Best Birthday Ever

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life... More

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    22nd May 2013

    Bug Club Purple B/2C Sharma Family Best Birthday Ever 6-pack

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-l... More

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    21st September 2016

    Monsters' Nonsense: Pem Pem's Birthday: Practise phonics with non-words

    Welcome to Planet Pok! The land of Monsters' Nonsense. It' s Pem Pem' ... More

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    10th September 2015

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Mixed Pack of 6

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These... More

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    10th September 2015

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Class Pack of 36

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Betsy's Birthday

    Betsy is very excited. Tomorrow is her birthday! She just has a few jobs to do first but will her daydreaming get in th... More

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    8th February 2018

    A Recipe for Playtime

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a tender, gentle rhyming story celebrating playtime. C... More

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    30th May 2017

    The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

    The Tooth Fairy meets the Royal Family in this hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roal... More

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    14th December 2017

    Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

    Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! From Roald Dahl Funny Prize... More

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    4th September 2017

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Ella Bella Boon

    Ella Bella Boon lives on Mix-up Moon and has a cow with sixteen legs! Read all about Ella's unusual life in this enjoyab... More

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    1st September 2009

    Showtime!

    The family are all going to the horse show. Everyone wins a prize except Smokey the donkey.... More

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    1st September 2009

    The Storm

    When a huge storm causes a tree topple over and trap Smokey and Rascal, Tara and Dad are besides themselves with worry. ... More

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    1st November 2011

    Twin Trouble

    This is a highly original series of wildlife stories combining fantastic photos with bright graphic images - the result ... More

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    1st November 2011

    Look Out Cub!

    This is a highly original series of wildlife stories combining fantastic photos with bright graphic images - the result ... More

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    10th October 2017

    Bunny Loves to Learn

    I'm Buster, I love to read and write and love to LEARN! I'm super excited about a project my friends and I got to do in ... More

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    6th September 2018

    A Home on the River

    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwa... More

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    17th October 2017

    Say Please, Little Bear Book and Puzzle Pack: 36-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    This delightful carry-along case with sturdy plastic handle contains a beautifully illustrated book storybook - Say Plea... More

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    19th April 2018

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Wizard of Poob (Level 6): Practise phonic with non-words - Level 6

    Welcome to Planet Pok - the land of Monsters' Nonsense. The monsters discover a strange spaceship belonging to a wizard ... More

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    3rd April 2018

    Bunny Loves to Write

    I'm Buster, and I love to read! But write my own stories? I'm not so sure... But then my friend Max jumps out from behin... More

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    9th August 2018

    The Yoga Ogre

    Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. "My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so ter... More

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    26th September 2018

    Whizzy Wheels Academy: Tess the Tractor

    Meet Tess the Tractor, Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow her as she learns all about her role on the farm a... More

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    26th September 2018

    Whizzy Wheels Academy: Fergus the Fire Engine

    Meet Fergus the Fire Engine - Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow him as he learns all about his role with th... More

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    7th February 2019

    The Great Big Busy Wheels Activity Book

    It's time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom and zoom! This action-packed activity book is crammed full... More

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    11th July 2019

    A Home in the Snow

    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this hear... More

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    2nd May 2019

    The Great Dog Bottom Swap

    The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class in fact, that each dog must remove their bottom before... More

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