A fantastic introduction to non-fiction, which gives the child a glimpse of the life of an animal parent in their natural habitat, together with the experience of the animal baby growing up in the wild. This unique format has a small board book nestling snugly inside a larger book.
This series of books has four proud parents to choose from, including penguins, tigers, elephants and pandas. Each board book comes with it’s own smaller version, ideal for little fingers. Classed as the perfect sharing experience, these books allow parents or older siblings to read the larger book while the baby joins in with his own mini version. The delightful characters will enchant your child while introducing him to wildlife.—babyworld.co.uk, March 2005
A lovely introduction to non-fiction. This is an original format, as there are two books joined together by Velcro. The larger book looks at life as a panda in their natural bamboo forest habitat through the eyes of the mother, while the smaller, shaped book, which is perfect for little hands, looks at daily life through the cub’s eyes.
Although designed for younger children who will enjoy looking at the fun and colourful illustrations, older children will find the clear, bold text perfect for practising their developing reading skills.
Easy to handle and fun pictures make these books ideal for sharing with young children.—Nursery Education
Pam Adams was born in 1919 in Swindon, Wiltshire. She was always drawing as a child so Swindon Art College was the natural place to begin her formal art training. In the 50’s and 60’s, following several years at the Central School of Art in London, she worked as a graphic artist for various advertising agencies in the city.
When she returned to Swindon in the 70’s she teamed up with Michael Twinn who had recently founded Child’s Play. Her first book ‘There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly’, published in 1972, is still Child’s Play best selling title.
Her bright, clear colours, appealing shapes and attention to detail make her pictures instantly successful with children.
Pam moved into writing with the ‘Mrs Honey’ series. Her attractive artwork, sense of humour and great versatility made her an invaluble member of the Child’s Play team.
Pam worked for Child’s Play for nearly forty years, illustrating her final book, a prequel to ‘There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly’ in 2006.