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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. Imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo! 


Hello Tilly by Polly Dunbar
Tilly is a little girl who lives with her five animal friends in a little yellow house. Tilly sits reading her yellow book. First Tiptoe invites her to play music, then Hector the pig joins them in a dance. Doodle the crocodile calls them to a feast, which is interrupted by Pru the hen. Tumpty the elephant takes them all for a ride. Afterwards Tilly reads them all a story.


Goodnight Baby bat! By Debi Gliori
Baby Bat is full of energy and he definitely does not want to go to bed. At least not until Snail, Caterpillar, Spider and the Moon are tucked in and he thinks the whole world is asleep. Will Mummy Bat manage to get Baby Bat off to sleep?


So what’s it like to be a cat by Karla Kuskin
A young boy discovers when interviewing his cat for a class assignment, that cats and humans have different habits. As well as eating and sleeping, the odd need to prance is revealed as one of kitty's most enjoyable hobbies. But what about humans? Well, this straight-talking cat admires their ability to balance on two feet, but thinks that they look funny with no fur. Why must they stomp around and make noise when they could just be having a nap? All things considered, wouldn't you rather be a cat?



The big dark by John Prater
Little Chinoo the Eskimo is fed up. It is too cold to play outside and the Big Dark is everywhere, all the time. One morning Chinoo and his parents set out on a long journey. On the way, Chinoo meets a little polar bear, a wolf cub and a baby walrus, all who want to play. But each time he stops, Chinoo's parents tell him to hurry up or he'll miss it. What will he miss? At the end of his long journey, Chinoo is rewarded with the beautiful spectacle of the rising sun. Now, he can play outside whenever he likes.