New Release Books by Maurice Pledger

Maurice Pledger is the author of Sounds of the Wild: Seashore (2014), Daisy Duckling's Adventure (2014), Ocean (2013), Dinosaur World (2013) and other 69 books.

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Sounds of the Wild: Seashore

release date: Feb 18, 2014
Sounds of the Wild: Seashore
Kids will go wild over this new auditory adventure by Maurice Pledger. Sail the seas on an adventure to discover some of the world's most exciting shores. As you approach land and explore the pop-up panoramas, you'll hear the call of the scarlet ibis, the roar of a polar bear, and the bellow of an alligator. Ready to explore? The sounds of the wild are calling! Sounds of the Wild: Seashore lets you see and hear your way from shore to shore, and get to know the many different creatures and animals that live there.

Daisy Duckling's Adventure

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Daisy Duckling's Adventure
When Daisy Duckling emerges from her egg, she's dismayed to find she's all alone. But as she sets off down the riverbank, determined to find her brothers, she discovers there are all sorts of other animals that come from eggs, too

Ocean

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Ocean
Maurice Pledger's wonderful Nature Trails series is back, with some brand new titles! Join Billy Bunny as he goes on an adventure to find his family. On the way he learns how some baby animals look like their parents, while others hatch from eggs; how camouflage keeps young creatures safe; why some animals live in nests; and all about metamorphosis! Touch-and-feel textures are revealed through die-cut gatefolds, so little ones can lift the flaps and discover the creatures underneath! AGES: 3+ years AUTHOR: Maurice Pledger was awarded the Francis Williams Illustration Award for the Best Descriptive Illustration in 1982. This accolade, sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is awarded only once in every five years. SELLING POINTS: Maurice Pledger's books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide A fun story that teaches natural history facts Popular format with textures ***NOVELTY TITLE*** (Flaps)

Dinosaur World

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Dinosaur World
Everyone loves learning about these mysterious creatures. A whole new larger-than-life adventure awaits inside the pages ofDinosaur World. Inside, jump back in time to discover various dinosaurs and their relatives, where they lived and when, how their enormous bodies work, what they ate and how much, and all sorts of interesting facts about these animals that existed long before we did. Perfect for at-home or on-the-go activities,Dinosaur Worldis a must-have for sticker or dinosaur fanatics. Dinosaur Worldis the best way to get stuck on learning about these Mesozoic land giants and how they lived in the world millions of years ago.

Nature Trails: Beetles and Bugs

release date: Jul 23, 2013
Nature Trails: Beetles and Bugs
This touch-and-feel adventure by Maurice Pledger is sure to inspire even the littlest readers to explore their own backyards. In this age-appropriate book for children ages 3 and older, you'll find a touchable texture on every page and learn about the wonderful creatures in the world around us. Furry, rough, soft, spiky, leathery, or velvety--increase vocabulary, discover sensory learning, and find out how different types of beetles and bugs look and feel. Nature Trails: Bugs and Beetles lets you feel your way around nature and meet the amazing creatures that are everywhere around us.

Jungle World

release date: Mar 15, 2011
Jungle World
Enter the world of acclaimed artist Maurice Pledger with his stunning sticker books and learn what life is like across a variety of colorful environments. With his brilliantly colorful illustrations, Pledger truly brings the worlds of the jungle, meadow, mountain, and many other habitats to life. Kids can also use the 200 oversized stickers to complete the pictures, allowing for handson learning and hours of amazing fun!The jungle is home to fierce tigers, soaring birds, and buzzing insects. It is a place of true beauty-especially when it's brought to life by Jungle World

Nature Trails: Dinosaurs

release date: Jul 22, 2013
Nature Trails: Dinosaurs
Kids will love this touch-and-feel adventure into the Age of Dinosaurs by Maurice Pledger. From the famous T. rex to the wily Velociraptor, from Triceratops to Stegosaurus, meet all sorts of dinosaur friends as you travel through prehistoric times. In this age-appropriate adventure for children ages 3 and older, you'll find a touchable texture on every page and learn about the world from so long ago. Rough, smooth, leathery, or velvety--increase vocabulary, discover sensory learning, and find out how different types of dinosaurs looked and felt. Nature Trails: Dinosaurs lets you feel your way through the Ages of Dinosaurs and meet the many different dinosaurs that roamed the earth.

Bug World

release date: Mar 01, 2013
Bug World
Stick with us and we'll show you a good time. A whole new creepy-crawly adventure awaits inside the pages of Bug World. Inside, discover what a bug actually is, its relatives, how they move and how far, and where they live and hide. Also learn about the dangers of some bugs, and about their little bug bodies. From tiny fleas to giant butterflies, differentiate between spiders and insects and beetles. Beautiful butterflies, magical moths, and their whole metamorphosis unfold inside these pages. Perfect for at-home or on-the-go activities, Bug World is a must-have for sticker fanatics. Bug World is the best way to get stuck on learning about insects, spiders, and beetles--and how they share the world around us.

Billy Bunny and the Butterflies

release date: Mar 01, 2013
Billy Bunny and the Butterflies
A one-of-a-kind adventure with Billy Bunny! Billy Bunny is on an adventure, looking for butterflies. He looks here and there and--well--everywhere, and bumps into various forest friends along the way. Travel along with Billy Bunny in this lift-a-flap journey and see what pops up around every twist and turn! Billy Bunny and the Butterflies is a charming story full of captivating illustrations that children will love.

Nature Trails: in the Woods

release date: Feb 26, 2013
Nature Trails: in the Woods
A lift-the-flap book with textured inserts.

Birds

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Birds
Presents panoramic pop-up illustrations featuring birds of different environments and the sounds that they make.

Forest

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Forest
Immerse yourself in the depths of the world's forests, with intricate diorama pop-ups and multi-layered sounds throughout.

Safari

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Safari
Come on a safari adventure! As you explore the pop-up panoramas you'll hear the safari sounds. It's far from quiet in the dead of night!

Wildlife World

release date: Mar 15, 2011
Wildlife World
No matter where you are in the world, there are animals living all around you. From the beach to the woods, the riverbank to the meadow, every habitat is fascinating and full of life--and portrayed beautifully in Wildlife World! With more than 200 oversized stickers that kids can insert into Pledger's stunning paintings of wildlife scenes, it's easier than ever for them to learn what life is like for animals all over the world. They'll journey to the meadow buzzing with interesting insects, adding stickers of beetles, honeybees, grasshoppers, and other flying creatures. At the edge of the river, they'll find bright green frogs and turtles, and add their own slimy snakes and salamanders from the extensive collection of stickers. They'll also learn about the chirping birds that soar through the skies and the fish that swim beneath the surface of the sea, and complete those scenes with stickers of majestic hawks and falcons and sleek sharks and dolphins. By the time they're done, they'll know more about the animal kingdom than ever before. Wildlife World takes kids into a world of unimaginable fun and excitement--a world you'll have trouble getting them to leave!

Ocean World

release date: Jun 24, 2011
Ocean World
Splash! Dive deep into the ocean with Dewey Dolphin and meet his friends, Otto Octopus and Brenda Butterfly Fish! There are so many cool things to discover in the ocean--the coral reef, the sea bed and north and south poles--kids will forget their learning! Children will learn to identify different underwater creatures by matching the corresponding stickers to the picture, and have the opportunity to create their own scenes with stickers, too. And let's not forget about the birds of the ocean--seagulls, albatross, and more! Kids will want to dive right in to this one!

Night-Time

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Night-Time
Come on a night-time adventure around the world and find out who's awake when you're fast asleep! As you explore the pop-up panoramas you'll hear the mysterious sounds of the night. Listen to the eerie howl of the mountain wolf, the majestic roar of the tiger and the haunting hoot of the tawny owl echo from the moonlit scenes ... It's far from quiet in the dead of night! Every page of this spectacular pop-up book bursts with life, colour and sound. Each night-time scene is accompanied by fascinating information about the creatures living there, so you can look, listen AND learn. The sounds of the wild are calling! The interactive elements of this book will keep young children's attention and encourage them to read the information.

Night Time

release date: Sep 01, 2007
Night Time
This series of nature titles from Maurice Pledger allows you to experience the sights and sounds of different environments through intricate pop-ups and multi-layerd sound chips.

Nighttime

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Nighttime
"A wilderness adventure with animal sounds and pop-ups."--Cover

Pirates

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Pirates
Take a trip back to the golden age of pirates, with lifelike sounds and amazing pop-ups that put the high seas into your hands. Set sail from port with the dastardly Blackbeard, bury treasure with Captain Kidd, and find yourself caught up in the pistol smoke and cannon fire of a raging battle. Ready to explore? A World of history awaits!

Explore Reptiles

release date: Jun 01, 2010
Explore Reptiles
Experience the world of weird and wonderful reptiles, from snakes to chameleons and crocodiles. Discover how long reptiles have walked the planet, lift a flap and see inside an alligator's mouth, and meet the world's longest snake.

Explore Bugs

release date: Jun 01, 2010
Explore Bugs
Experience the world of weird and wonderful bugs, from beetles to stick insects and termites, in this book. Lift the flap to see inside a bee hive, learn all about metamorphosis and marvel as a jewel beetle comes to life right in front of your eyes.

Explore Underwater

release date: Jun 01, 2010
Explore Underwater
Dive underwater to discover a tropical reef, the icy waters of the Poles and even what goes on in your own garden pond. Find out how many teeth a great white shark has, stroke an otter's fur and learn all about metamorphosis as you follow the life of a frog.

Mythical Creatures

release date: May 25, 2010
Mythical Creatures
Pop-up illustrations and sounds introduce different mythical creatures, including the dragon, werewolf, and phoenix.

Sounds of the Wild Safari

release date: Jun 01, 2009
Sounds of the Wild Safari
Come on a safari adventure across breathtaking African landscapes - with intricate diorama pop-ups and multi-layered sounds throughout. Listen to roaring lions, trumpeting elephants, laughing hyenas, grunting hippos and a whole host of other noisy creatures.

Little Deer's Adventure

release date: Jan 01, 2004

Noisy World Dinosaurs

release date: Nov 07, 2008
Noisy World Dinosaurs
Step back in time with the Dinosaurs to experience the sights and sounds of these amazing creatures. Each pop-up scene is accompanied by an information page so readers can find out about the different species in each picture.

In the Ocean

release date: May 13, 2002
In the Ocean
This beautifully illustrated book features interactive touch-and-feel pages and a wonderful story about a baby dolphin in search of its mother. As the little dolphin's quest progresses, readers will learn about the world beneath the ocean by encountering a new animal on every page. Adventurous young readers will be able to feel the scales of a fish, touch the smooth surface of a beautiful seashell and feel the lumpy shell of a lobster. The stimulating textures will delight a child's sense of touch and imagination.

In the Rain Forest

release date: May 03, 2002
In the Rain Forest
Explore the rain forest and see how it might feel to touch rain forest creatures and other things.

Tavi Tiger

release date: Feb 01, 2002
Tavi Tiger
A noise wakes Tavi Tiger from her nap and she searches for the sound throughout the jungle, meeting some exotic wildlife, too.
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