Can Sidney escape the pet shop and pursue his dreams?
With courage and a little help from his friends, he may just find the place he is destined to belong.
The book tells the story of "Sidney" a little mouse who dreams of becoming a singer. Unfortunately Sidney is trapped in a pet shop, but when a big storm hits, he takes the opportunity to escape and follow his dreams. Sidney walks over the Harbour Bridge, visits the Centrepoint Tower and attempts surfing at Bondi Beach, before finally making friends and becoming a singer at the Sydney Opera House. He travels on a Ferry, a Train and a Tourist Bus. He also makes new friends including "Benny", the Sydney Opera House seal.
AGES: 5 to 9
Graham Hosking was born in Sunderland, England. In 2013 a work opportunity brought him to Sydney. Whilst on a harbour walk, an idea for a children's book popped into Graham's head. The result is Graham's debut picture book, Sidney Opera Mouse. Graham is also a keen member of "The Children's Bookshop Emerging Writers Group". He continues to write and play around with ideas and hopes that "Sidney Opera Mouse" will be the first of many publications.
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring true story of Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist.
When young Greta learned of the climate crisis, she stopped talking. She couldn't understand why people in power were not doing anything to save our Earth. One day she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament, creating the "School Strike for Climate." Soon, lots more young people joined her in a global movement that shook adults and politicians alike. She had found her voice and uses it to inspire humans to action with her powerful message: "No one is too small to make a difference." This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the climate activist's life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
With interactive lift-the-flap pages and gorgeous illustrations by Jedda Robaard, join Little Dragon on her adventures as she searches for her missing fire.
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