The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale

The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale

Illustrator Jo Ann Dick
Author Claude Steiner
Year 1980 (first published 1977)
Publisher Jalmar
ISBN 0-915190-08-7

A WARM FUZZY TALE

The Warm Fuzzy Tale was first published in 1970 and has since been reproduced and translated hundreds of thousands of times by people all over the world. The Fuzzy Tale has become a true folk tale which has penetrated the lives of many people far removed from its author. This is the first time that A Warm Fuzzy Tale has been fully illustrated in its original version. Continue reading

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Illustrator Jules Feiffer
Author Norton Juster
Year 1975 (first published 1961)
Publisher Lions
ISBN 0-00-6707998

“It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time,” Milo remarks as he walks dejectedly home from school. But his glumness soon turns to surprise when he unwraps a mysterious package marked ONE GENUINE TURNPIKE TOLLBOOTH. Once through the Phantom Tollbooth Milo has no more time to be bored for before him lies the strange land of the Kingdom of Wisdom and a series of even stranger adventures when he meets the watchdog Tock who ticks, King Azaz the Unabridged the unhappy ruler of Dictionopolis, Faintly Macabre the not so wicked Which, the Whether Man and the threadbare Excuse among a collection of the most logically illogical characters ever met on this side or that side of reality.

‘This marvellous story about a spoilt boy’s somewhat Alice like journey into the world of words and numbers must be one of the most brilliant pieces of nonsense written in our time, and not so nonsensical either.’
Naomi Lewis, BBC World of Books

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There and Back

Illustrator Robin Boutell
Author Magnus Pyke
Year 1978
Publisher Pan
ISBN 0-330-26020-2

‘A SEWAGE WORKS IS SUCH FUN, QUITE APART FROM BEING SUCH A FINE MONUMENT TO SCIENCE…’

The zestful and ebullient Magnus Pyke once again transports us into his colourful world of science-made-easy and discusses the tremendous advantages that technology can give us — if only we control it properly. Already the signs are encouraging: we have set aside areas in our towns to be free of wheeled traffic; we prefer babies to be born out of hospital; and we often say ‘thank you, no’ when science offers a tempting free gift.

Magnus Pyke’s infectious optimism and sparkling originality can only but succeed in making us believe that the world is not such a bad place after all.

‘A non-stop stream of provocative and stimulating ideas’ DAILY EXPRESS Continue reading