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Book cover of 1 WILD CHRISTMAS
1 WILD CHRISTMAS
By: nicholas oldland | Published: September 2019

Best friends the bear, the moose and the beaver have been so busy getting ready for Christmas, they have forgotten the most important decoration of al...

Best friends the bear, the moose and the beaver have been so busy getting ready for Christmas, they have forgotten the most important decoration of all - the Christmas tree! Rushing through the snowy forest, they reject one tree after another. And then they spot it. A pine tree that is just the right size, with soft needles and a wonderful scent - it's perfect! But just as the beaver is about to chop it down, the bear stops him. He can't allow this tree to be harmed, it is simply too beautiful! But the moose and the beaver disagree. Is there a way they can have a perfect Christmas - without chopping down the perfect tree? Part of the popular Life in the Wild picture book series from author-illustrator Nicholas Oldland, this funny romp is, at its heart, a contemporary fable championing the importance of family, friends and traditions while promoting the joys of nature, specifically, the wilder parts of the outdoors. Oldland's distinctive, simple and playful illustrations tell much of the tale on their own, with lots of visual humor in the lovable characters' facial expressions and their numerous asides throughout. The hilarious text and artwork make this book a terrific read-aloud. It would also work to launch a discussion about celebrations and traditions, or about problem-solving and compromising.

Theme: Christmas, Holidays & Celebrations

  • ISBN
    9781525302039
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    Hardcover Canadian
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Book cover of BIG BEAR HUG
BIG BEAR HUG
By: nicholas oldland | Published: September 2009

A bear that loves to hug everything in the forest is compelled to try and stop the destruction of his homeland after seeing a human begin to cut down ...

A bear that loves to hug everything in the forest is compelled to try and stop the destruction of his homeland after seeing a human begin to cut down a tree.

Theme: Environment, Preschool

  • ISBN
    9781554534647
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    Hardcover Canadian
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Book cover of BUSY BEAVER
BUSY BEAVER
By: nicholas oldland | Published: August 2011

A beaver is so busy that be becomes careless about the trees he fells in the forest and how he completes his dams, until a trip to the hospital change...

A beaver is so busy that be becomes careless about the trees he fells in the forest and how he completes his dams, until a trip to the hospital changes his outlook on his carelessness.

Theme: Humour

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    9781554537495
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    Hardcover Canadian
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BUSY BEAVER
By: nicholas oldland | Published: April 2016

A clueless beaver discovers the impact his actions have on others.

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    9781554537907
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Book cover of DINOSAUR COUNTDOWN
DINOSAUR COUNTDOWN
By: nicholas oldland | Published: August 2012

In this simple and clever picture book from Nicholas Oldland, small children will have fun counting backward, as they're introduced to different dinos...

In this simple and clever picture book from Nicholas Oldland, small children will have fun counting backward, as they're introduced to different dinosaurs grouped from ten to two, and a final, single dinosaur. Then, in a unique twist, the book goes on to ?zero? dinosaurs as well (because ?they're extinct, silly!?). Each number gets its own two-page spread, where it is both written as a numeral and spelled out as a word within the illustration's description (for example, ?ten striding velociraptors?). The dinosaur names are appropriately long and tongue-twisting, one of the things young children love about dinosaurs --- but not to worry, there's a pronunciation guide at the end of the book! And the dinosaurs are all actively engaged, ?sauntering? and ?soaring,? ?rearing? and ?roaring.? A couple of spreads offer clues to something extra on the page to search for (a ?looming predator? on one, ?and what's that flying overhead?? on another), to keep the counting activity fun and not too repetitive. Oldland's fresh, playful and lively artwork will keep young eyes engaged, an important task as they begin to learn to count. This book is an excellent choice for an interactive preschool or kindergarten early numeracy or counting lesson. It also works for first lessons on prehistoric animals or on animal biology in general (herbivores and carnivores are both mentioned, for example). And it makes a terrific vocabulary stretcher, as children use visual cues to figure out what it means that a tyrannosaurus is ?towering? or a stegosaurus is ?lumbering.?

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    9781554538348
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    Concepts
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Book cover of HOCKEY IN THE WILD
HOCKEY IN THE WILD
By: nicholas oldland | Published: September 2020

The lovable trio hits the ice . . . eventually! It’s wintertime, and the bear, the moose and the beaver can’t wait for hockey season to st...

The lovable trio hits the ice . . . eventually! It’s wintertime, and the bear, the moose and the beaver can’t wait for hockey season to start. They’re so eager, in fact, they head out onto the ice before it’s thick enough, and they all fall through. Twice. While they wait for the lake to freeze, they try to take their minds off hockey. There’s competitive napping. Karaoke. Lots of comfort food. Until, at last, the day arrives when the ice is ready. But, after all that time not being active, are they ready? The waiting is the hardest part, right?

Theme: Sports - Hockey, Patience, Seasons

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    9781525302411
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    Hardcover Canadian
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Book cover of L'ORIGINAL QUI AVAIT LA FROUSSE
L'ORIGINAL QUI AVAIT LA FROUSSE
By: nicholas oldland | Published: September 2010

See below for English description. Il était une fois un orignal qui vivait dans une région sauvage, mais qui avait peur de tout. Ses am...

See below for English description. Il était une fois un orignal qui vivait dans une région sauvage, mais qui avait peur de tout. Ses amis profitaient de toutes les occasions pour s'amuser. Pas lui. Pourtant, de temps à autre, il lui arrivait de se demander s'il ne ratait pas quelque chose. Un beau jour, sur un coup de tête, l'orignal partit en voilier et se retrouva pris dans un violent orage, en pleine mer. Naufragé, loin de chez lui, il dut prendre une décision : allait-il se rouler en boule et pleurer, ou profiterait-il au maximum de son aventure? From the creator of Big Bear Hug comes the comic-adventure story of a mild-mannered moose who learns how to take life by the antlers. This moose may live in the wild, but he doesn't act it --- he watches from the sidelines as his friends have fun. Every now and then, he wonders if he's missing out on anything. When the moose finally takes a chance and goes on a solo sailing trip, a raging storm carries him far from everything he knows. Will he curl up in a ball and cry, or make the most of it?  Original title: Making the Moose Out of Life

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    9781443103350
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    Paperback French
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Book cover of L'OURS QUI AIMAIT LES ARBRES
L'OURS QUI AIMAIT LES ARBRES
By: nicholas oldland | Published: May 2010

See below for English description. Il était une fois un ours très heureux et très affectueux. Il avait tellement d'amour à...

See below for English description. Il était une fois un ours très heureux et très affectueux. Il avait tellement d'amour à donner qu'il faisait un câlin à chaque être vivant qu'il croisait dans la forêt. Mais un jour, il rencontra un humain armé d'une hache. Soudain, il n'eut plus aucune envie d'être affectueux... À l'aide de personnages charmants, la fable contemporaine de Nicholas Oldland illustre le pouvoir extraordinaire d'un câlin.   A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree? Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest. The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug. Original title: Big Bear Hug

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    9781443101615
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Book cover of MAKING THE MOOSE OUT OF LIFE
MAKING THE MOOSE OUT OF LIFE
By: nicholas oldland | Published: August 2010

Afraid that he is missing out on something in his life, moose's outlook changes after he set sail in a sailboat, is shipwrecked on an island where he ...

Afraid that he is missing out on something in his life, moose's outlook changes after he set sail in a sailboat, is shipwrecked on an island where he meets a friendly tortoise, and ends up having fun on a two-week Caribbean cruise.

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    9781554535804
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MAKING THE MOOSE OUT OF LIFE
By: nicholas oldland | Published: August 2015

From the creator of Big Bear Hug comes the comic-adventure story of a mild-mannered moose who learns how to take life by the antlers. This moose may l...

From the creator of Big Bear Hug comes the comic-adventure story of a mild-mannered moose who learns how to take life by the antlers. This moose may live in the wild, but he doesn't act it --- he watches from the sidelines as his friends have fun. Every now and then, he wonders if he's missing out on anything. When the moose finally takes a chance and goes on a solo sailing trip, a raging storm carries him far from everything he knows. Will he curl up in a ball and cry, or make the most of it? The moose's unlikely hero-journey is a lighthearted, contemporary fable that celebrates living life to the fullest.

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    9781554536276
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Book cover of UP THE CREEK
UP THE CREEK
By: nicholas oldland | Published: September 2013

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    9781894786324
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Book cover of WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
By: nicholas oldland | Published: March 2015

This clever picture book tells readers right away what to expect. ?There once was a bear, a moose and a beaver who loved adventure. But sometimes thei...

This clever picture book tells readers right away what to expect. ?There once was a bear, a moose and a beaver who loved adventure. But sometimes their competitive natures got in the way of having fun.? One day, the three set off to climb a mountain together. But on the way there, they decide to make it more exciting by turning the climb into a race to the top. It's only after being sidelined by a series of mishaps --- a boulder tumbling down the path, the moose hanging off the side of the cliff, the bear hanging off the moose hanging off the side of the cliff --- that the three friends realize competitions don't always make for a good time. ?At the end of the day, the bear, the moose and the beaver agreed that reaching the top of the mountain was great, but enjoying the journey together was even better.? This funny, contemporary fable is from Nicholas Oldland's popular Life in the Wild series. The wonderful fun here is the comedy that highlights the adventure, in both the dry humor of the text as well as the simple, earth-toned illustrations that provide a humorous visual play-by-play of the action. This would make a terrifically entertaining storytime title, easily promoting the importance of teamwork, kindness and friendship. It could also be used in the early grades as part of a classroom discussion of woodland animals and their habitats. Another lesson here is the pleasure of getting outdoors for recreation.

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    9781771381093
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