Emile is an eight-legged hero who has twice as much courage and four times as many legs as most people - except, of course, other octopuses.
When deep-sea diver Captain Samovar is attacked by a ferocious shark, Emile comes to his aid. Grateful to his rescuer, the Captain invites him to stay at his home, where Emile sleeps in a bathtub full of salt water. Emile turns out to be a fantastic octopus: he is a gifted musician (able to play three instruments simultaneously) and a great lifeguard, teaching children to swim and saving people from drowning. One day, Emile and the Captain, who works on a police launch, encounter a suspicious-looking boat in the ocean, with a dangerous group of smugglers on board...
A charming tale of a fearless crime-fighting, eight-legged hero that will delight two-legged readers of all ages.
Tomi Ungerer's classic tale about a bat who learns to embrace his differences through friendship.
Like all bats, Rufus sees life in black and white, until he chances upon an outdoor movie theatre and is awakened to the dazzling world of colours for the first time.
Inspired and excited, Rufus paints his own wings and ventures out into the day, only to discover that his unusual appearance attracts unwelcome attention.
Though he is initially rejected for his difference, Rufus soon learns to accept himself for who he is, thanks to a new friend.
Beautifully written and illustrated by the legendary Tomi Ungerer.
This glorious collection brings together eight iconic tales by Tomi Ungerer, from his bestknown classics (The Three Robbers, Moon Man, Otto) and acclaimed recent work Fog Island, to lost gems Zeralda's Ogre, Flix, The Hat and Emile. Special features include a personal letter from the author, quotes and anecdotes about each story, and materials from the 'making of' for some his most celebrated works - storyboards, sketches, and images that inspired him. A lasting tribute to a master of his craft.
In this final masterpiece from the late Tomi Ungerer, Earth is devastated and empty. Everyone has escaped to the moon - except Vasco. Luckily, Vasco has his shadow to guide him, and he finds little green Poco - someone to care for and bring to safety. Nonstop dangers await Vasco and baby Poco at every corner, but Vasco's shadow rescues and guides them through destroyed cities and apocalyptic landscapes to safety.
It's a timely, thought-provoking tale of friendship, trust, and hope.
- Tomi Ungerer is an icon in the realms of children's literature and illustration. His work is acclaimed and awarded, and has often been praised by fellow children's book masters such as Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, and Shel Silverstein - «Tomi is a spectacular graphic genius.» - Maurice Sendak - Ungerer is a winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest achievable international award for children's literature - Ungerer was named Europe's first Ambassador for Childhood and Education in 2003, and his most recent picture book, Fog Island, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Monsieur Racine wakes up one day to find his precious pear tree looted of all the award-winning fruit. When he discovers that the culprit is funny-looking beast, his anger gives way to curiosity and two become friends. But the beast is not quite what it seems, eventually it comes apart-literally to show itself to be no beast at all, but the two playful children from next door, covered with skins and rags.
A hilarious underground adventure starring the world's most adventurous family of pigs.
When Mr. Mellops' golf ball rolls down a crevice, the family's natural response is to prepare a spelunking (cave exploring) expedition!
Down the crevice they go, with their steel helmets and rope ladder. Then, on a rubber raft they follow the underground river at the bottom of the crevice. Stalactites and stalagmites abound, and cave paintings and other remnants of the past are everywhere. Suddenly the raft is punctured, and the Mellops swim to safety - only to find themselves in a smugglers' den.
In an exciting turn of events, the clever pigs combine their archaeological explorations with the ingenious capture of these outlaws. A timeless favourite!
A beautifully illustrated picture book for ages 3-6.
In this timeless tale, three robbers wearing tall black hats walk the roads at night, terrifying everyone they meet. But one day, they encounter an orphan girl named Tiffany, who isn't scared of them at all...
An ALA Book award winner, this classic story of mystery and suspense celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Written and illustrated by one of the world's most acclaimed and award-winning children's authorsThe Three Robbers has been translated into 16 languages and has sold millions of copies in the 45 years since it was first published. This memorable, entertaining and beautiful storybook in which three ferocious thieves are defeated by the guileless logic of an innocent girl is now available again in English.
An endearing tale about a kangaroo with dreams who discovers the importance of being an individual.
-A powerful and moving tale of enduring friendship by one of the world's greatest storytellers -The adventures and trials of Otto, the German teddy bear separated from his Jewish owner during the Second World War -Part autobiographical, Ungerer's powerful tale is published for the first time in English -An ideal tool for introducing children to one of the most important moments in the history of the twentieth century
Review of the first American edition of Moon Man:
"The bright, galloping illustrations are as effective as any Tomi Ungerer has done. This has some of the sting of Dr Strangelove - but tenderized, the contemporary charisma of Where the Wild Things Are: it's great! Exceptionally highly recommended." Kirkus Reviews, 1967