Friday, 8 May 2020

Mattie Boombalatty

In a town named Bascini 
Lived Family Boombalatty: 
Granddaddy Boombalatty 
Daddy Boombalatty 
Mummy Boombalatty 
And Mattie Boombalatty 

Daddy Boombalatty lost his job in the country 
So, Family Boombalatty had to move to the city 
Off to a new school went Mattie Boombalatty 
But making friends was not very easy 

People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.

When Mattie is bullied by rich girls at her new school, an unexpected visitor comes to her rescue. Join Mattie as she deals with the girls’ cruelty without becoming cruel herself.

Learn how she rejects riches, beauty, and revenge in favour of fairness and genuine friendship in this beautifully illustrated rhyming fairy tale for ages 4+.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

An Elephant's Advice

Tun Tun is a baby elephant
Carefree, healthy and very intelligent
Jumbo is his strong, brave father
And Ayo his wise, beautiful mother

At six happy years and a half
Tun Tun is a forest elephant calf
That’s what elephant babies are called
And he’s already more than a metre tall

In the past century alone, 90% of African elephants have been wiped out - mainly for their ivory.  During the past decade, growing demand for ivory has led to a dramatic increase in illegal elephant poaching in several parts of Africa.

It is estimated that a staggering 20,000 African elephants are killed each year  - approximately 55 every day. 

Elephants, including African forest elephants like Tun Tun, are under threat. Learn about his life, the danger he faces, and the brave people helping him to survive in this beautifully illustrated rhyming story for ages 4+.

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Sunday, 27 October 2019

A Tiger's Tale

There once was a happy tiger
Who lived on the isle of Sumatra
With large green forests in which to roam
Many tiger families called it home

But people came; some broke the law
They cut many trees with a mighty saw
Men slashed and burned forests of the land
Destroying much more than originally planned
The orangutans fled; elephants; tigers too
After all was said, what could they do?

The Indonesian island of Sumatra is the only place where tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants live together. They are all endangered. However, the Sumatran rhino and Sumatran tiger are critically endangered. 

There are less than 300 Sumatran rhinos and less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

Learn about the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger, the threats he faces, and the ways we can help him to survive in this beautifully illustrated rhyming story for ages 4+.

A Tiger's Tale:

Monday, 14 October 2019

The Last Honey Bee

Look at me, I’m wild and free.
Look at me, I’m Manderlee.
Manderlee, that’s me.
Manderlee, the last honey bee.

Learn about Manderlee, an adventurous honey bee, and the challenges she must overcome in this beautifully illustrated rhyming story for ages 3+.

When her hive is destroyed, Manderlee must find a new home. Learn about the importance of honey bees, and join Manderlee on her perilous journey to a foreign land. Will the last honey bee survive?

According to the June 2019 survey of the Bee Informed Partnership, bee colony death continues to rise in the United States of America. U.S. beekeepers lost nearly 40% of their honey bee colonies in the winter of 2018/2019 - the greatest winter hive loss reported since the partnership began its surveys in 2006. 

The Independent Newspaper has reported that in the United Kingdom, climate change, pollution, disease and habitat loss have negatively affected bee populations. Seventeen species of bees are now regionally extinct and many others are at risk. Several other leading newspapers have reported similar findings.

The Last Honey Bee aims to make young children aware of the importance of honey bees while urging them not to harm these important pollinators. Children are encouraged to plant wildflowers, which are also declining in the UK.

The Last Honey Bee:

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Rum & Red Peppers

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Rum & Red Peppers features 80 simple recipes that reflect the traditional cuisines and rich cultural diversity of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, Armenia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Illustrated with 164 full-colour photographs, the hardcover cookbook shares classic, inspired, and brand new recipes created by Wayne Gerard Trotman and Sherrie Trotman who have been cooking together for the past 30 years.

Recipes in this unique cookbook reflect the traditional cuisines and rich cultural diversity of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, Armenia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

A dedicated, working mother herself, Sherrie Trotman who is British-Armenian has reproduced many of her most-loved, childhood dishes while creating exciting new fusions of Middle Eastern and Caribbean dishes.

Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, where he spent the first 20 years of his life, British-Trinidadian author Wayne Gerard Trotman began learning to cook when he was just 9 years old. 

 Rum & Red Peppers

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