Summer Catalogue 2017/2018 HOC Summer 17-18 - Page 27

Picture Books This Zoo is Not For You Ross Collins The Very Noisy Baby Alison Lester HB $19.99 When a small platypus applies for a vacancy at the zoo, he is taken on a rigorous interview process. But he’s far too bland for the chameleons, not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks, quite frankly, will never impress the monkeys. So, disappointed, he leaves. But soon the animals regret being so unkind and join together to welcome him to the zoo. This is a heart-warming new story from the creator of There's a Bear on the Chair. HB $24.99 Here is the story of a very noisy baby. She could bellow like a buffalo, roar like a lion and howl like a wolf. The baby loves to make all kinds of sounds. She’s really very loud. But when some animals in the town go missing, can the very noisy baby help? Find out in this wonderfully boisterous story, full of action, fun— and a lot of noise! The Hundred and One Dalmatians Dodie Smith, illustrated by Steven Lenton What's Up Top? Marc Martin HB $24.99 A special picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith’s much-loved story, perfect for younger children. When Missis and Pongo’s darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect... the evil Cruella de Vil! She’s enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a fur coat! With the help of some fearless friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can they rescue their precious pups in time? HB $24.99 What's at the top of the ladder? Is it a hat? Is it a cat? Is it a snail on a whale? Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity. The delightful humour and clever language will remind readers of Dr. Seuss, Herve Tullet and Jon Klasson. The Sleeping Beauty David McAllister, illustrated by Gabriela Tylesova HB $29.99 Australian Ballet Creative Director David McAllister’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, ornamented by celebrated designer Gabriela Tylesova’s lavish costumes and sets, cast a spell of delight on its audiences. Now McAllister and Tylesova weave their magic again, transporting the enchantment of their production to the pages of this book. This stunning, vibrant interpretation of the classic story is sure to delight fans of fairy tales and ballet alike. The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen HB $24.99 When a mouse is swallowed up by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it’s pretty nice inside the belly of the beast—there's delicious food, elegant table settings and, best of all, dancing. And there’s something more: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! Life's not so bad, considering the alternatives. That is, until a hunter shows up...