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This delightful book takes the reader on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of nursery rhymes. Offering a selection of more than 100 of our best-loved and widely known rhymes, it delves beneath the surface of the verses to interpret their meaning and reveal their historical origins. The rhymes you'll find here are instantly recognizable and provide a comforting link to our past, however the stories behind them are often unknown and always fascinating - frequently telling the stories of true historical events from a time when the printing press was still a thing of the future and news was passed around verbally. With rhymes on topics ranging from the weather to the stars, journeys to sums and food and drink to wise ways, each chapter presents the full and best-known version of the rhyme, followed by an explanation of its meaning and origins, along with the wider references the rhymes make to such topics as foods and culinary customs, historical events or archetypes of folk and fairy tales. Whether you're a lover of nursery rhymes or more of a history buff, there is lots in this book for all to enjoy.
Sherlock Bones and Dr. Catson are entangled in an arithmetic adventure. They must follow a teasing trail of addition and subtraction-themed maths puzzles, and it's up to the reader to solve each sum, all in the hope of foiling Professor Moriratty's evil plan. This charming maths activity book features 'Sherlock's Secret Solver' magnifying glass which reveals the answer to each puzzle when placed over a moire area, allowing children to test their numeracy skills again and again.
Every mum deserves to know how special she is, and there's no better way to show it than with A Book for Mum. The elegant cover design makes this a stylish addition to any mum's collection and the array of amusing and practical information on being a mum won't fail to delight. Including . Tips and tricks for entertaining a young family . Famous quotes on mothering . Innovative recipes for sharing culinary fun with the children . Top-ten reasons why mums are so fabulous . Exciting things to make and do as a family . Heartwarming stories that remind us all why our mums are so important. Complete with black and white illustrations throughout, A Book for Mum is a treasure trove that no mum should be without on Mother's Day.