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David Parkins


Tundra’s David Parkins is the award-winning illustrator of over fifty children’s books. He began his career at Dyfed College of Art in Wales, studying wildlife illustration. He then went to Lincoln College of Art for three years, and has been a freelance illustrator since his graduation in 1979. He spent several years at the beginning of his career producing illustrations for educational publishers, and has earned most of his keep drawing for the British cartoon, The Beano. David Parkins lives in England with his wife and nine-year-old daughter.

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Don't Eat That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic
978-1-77049-015-4 (1-77049-015-9)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Eat That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490154
Our Price: $7.99


In short lines, large type, and text broken into phrases, three more stories are told. Marcos, Leon, and “I” try to out-do each other with warnings against tasting things that may not be safe. Dire consequences and ridiculous outcomes take the boys to new heights of hilarity in these spooky tales...

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Don't Enter the House!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-016-1 (1-77049-016-7)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Enter the House!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490161
Our Price: $7.99


Three friends frighten each other with tales of haunted beach houses, sinister cats, and witches in this trio of cautionary stories from Japan and the United States. Beginning readers come away with a satisfying experience and the benefit of good advice!


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Don't Forget!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-017-8 (1-77049-017-5)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Forget!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490178
Our Price: $7.99


Baba Yaga, The Golden Arm, and Monster Gogo all come out to play with the imaginations of the boys this time. Children around the world all know that they mustn’t forget important things and these generously illustrated tellings from Russia, England, and West Africa drive the point home in a memorable...

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Don't Go In There!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-014-7 (1-77049-014-0)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Go In There!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490147
Our Price: $7.99


Ghostly tales of strange things lurking in forbidden places tie these three stories together. The boys have been warned not to go into a certain room while they are pet-sitting for the neighbor, but, of course, their bravado leads to a session of one-upmanship and the distinct possibility that the cats...

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Don't Go into the Forest!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-011-6 (1-77049-011-6)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Go into the Forest!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490116
Our Price: $7.99


This time the boys find themselves in cottage country making up spooky tales about staying out of the forest. Tales from the Philippines and Native American legends are told until the boys can almost see strange characters at their dinner table that night.


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Don't Open the Door!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-013-0 (1-77049-013-2)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Open the Door!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490130
Our Price: $7.99


Having been warned not to open the door for anyone while Mom goes to help a neighbor, the three boys try to outdo each other by telling scary stories about strangers at the door. By the time they have finished, they have scared themselves under the bed. Stories in this book...

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Don't Talk to Strangers!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-018-5 (1-77049-018-3)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Talk to Strangers!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490185
Our Price: $7.99


This time a lost dog sparks the theme of strangers and the wisdom in avoiding them. And what a collection of strangers they are! Headless trolls, people with pointy ears and huge eyes, and long-lost “aunties,” who enjoy eating their guests. Stories from Scandinavia, Sierra Leone, and Iraq are highlighted in...

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Don't Touch That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-019-2 (1-77049-019-1)

February 8, 2012 | $7.99

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Don't Touch That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490192
Our Price: $7.99


All that glitters may not be gold and certainly should not be touched, as the three boys find out when they see something strange at a construction site. While deciding their best course of action, they tell each other stories about strange toys, a mysterious glass bottle, and a dragon. By...

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In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins

Hardcover | 32 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
978-1-77049-239-4 (1-77049-239-9)

October 11, 2011 | $19.99

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In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492394
Our Price: $19.99
   Quantity: 1 


Tundra’s Great Idea Series is comprised of biographies of inventors for early readers. The third book in the series introduces the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. She loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds...

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-216-5 (1-77049-216-X)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492165
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-217-2 (1-77049-217-8)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492172
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-218-9 (1-77049-218-6)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492189
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-955-9 (0-88776-955-1)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769559
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

book cover
It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-215-8 (1-77049-215-1)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Apple!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492158
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-953-5 (0-88776-953-5)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Crumbs!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769535
Our Price: $7.99
   Quantity: 1 


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

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