Category Archives: Core Books

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

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Listen to the story; read by Catrin Gruffydd Jones (parent) 2013

‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Early Years Core Book List Title.

What an adventure! Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt through tall wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY); swampy mud (SQUELCHY SQUELCHY); an a swirling swirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOO!) – only to find a “real” bear at the end of the trail!

* Made by Myatt Garden parents in 2003. New cloth sack made in February 2010 by Lisa Bennett.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle

Theme; caterpillar/butterfly, changes

Early Years Core Book List Title.

The life story of a small and very hungry caterpillar; he emerges from a tiny egg and by the end of his story becomes a beautiful butterfly. He eats his way trough a huge feast and at the same time manages to nibble through the pages of the book!

* Purchased on 2003 from Storysacks Ltd. Replacement foods and zip bag made by Lisa Bennett.

Where’s MY Teddy?

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‘Where’s MY Teddy?’ by Jez Alborough

Early Years Core Book List Title

Yikes! Eddie’s in for the surprise of his life when he discovers that his teddy bear has grown much too big to cuddle! But there’s fun in store when he meets up with a real bear who’s got just the opposite problem – his lost teddy bear has shrunk to a size that’s much too small for such an enormous bear to cuddle. Could this be a case of mistaken identity? This fast-paced comedy of errors, is guaranteed to have children – and bears alike – reaching for their teddies!

* Made in 2003 by Myatt Garden parents.

Traction Man is Here

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‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey

Early Years Core Book List Title.

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair – until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet by his owner’s granny. Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?

*This Storysack is currently being made, with funding from Myatt Garden P.T.A.*

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Listen to the story: read by Catrin Gruffydd Jones. 2013

‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr.

Early Years Core List List Title.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! What will happen next?
* This Storysack is currently being made, with funding from Myatt Garden P.T.A.*

Three Little Pigs

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Listen to the story  read by Lisa Bennett (Storysacks Librarian). 2009

‘Three Little Pigs’ a traditional tale (Ladybird books)

Early Years Core Book List Title.

It’s time for the three little pigs to leave their mother and build their own homes. Their mother warns them to keep themselves safe from the Big Bad Wolf – but will they listen?

* Made by Myatt Garden parents in 2009, sponsored by Boden UK.

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So Much

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‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Early Years Core Book List Title.

Mom and baby at home when — DING DONG! — Auntie and then Uncle and Nannie and Gran-Gran and the cousins come to visit. And they all want to hug and kiss and squeeze the baby — because everybody loves him SO MUCH! With Helen Oxenbury lending her characteristic warmth and humor to a most exuberant family party, Trish Cooke’s rhythmic, cumulative story captures the joy of being the baby in a large extended family — a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored.

* Made in 2014 by Lisa Bennett, with funding from Myatt Garden P.T.A.

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Peace At Last

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‘Peace At Last’ by Jill Murphy

Early Years Core Book List Title.

It’s late at night and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep – however he tried and wherever he tried. SNORE, SNORE went Mrs Bear. TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK went the clock. Room by room Mr Bear goes through the house trying to find a peaceful place to sleep. Would he never get to sleep?

* Storysack made by Lisa Bennett – Storysack Librarian in 2013, with funding from Myatt Garden P.T.A.

Owl Babies

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Listen to the story, read by Catrin Gruffydd Jones (parent). 2013

‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson

Early Years Core Book List Title.

The three baby owls are all alone in the dark wood. Where’s their Mummy and when will she come back?

* This storysack was purchased with money donated by Myatt Garden P.T.A. 2013. (The cloth sack was made by Lisa Bennett and the cream coloured cloth sack Owl Babies came in is now in Walking In The Jungle storysack with a giant jigsaw inside!).

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