McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – List of Books

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books

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USA Books:

2017

 

In Canada the featured books when launched in 2017 will be Canadian, including Franklin the Turtle by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark, Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt, the beloved Life in the Wild series by Nicholas Oldland and the Dragon Safety Series from Jean E. Pendziwol and Martine Gourbault.

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2017

 

 

Great Britain books launched in 2018.  Each containing a short story from one of Roald Dahl’s well-known books, fun activities, stickers and a pop out bookmark!

This year’s Happy Readers books were created with Penguin Random House Children’s and the Roald Dahl Story Company, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. The eight books draw on Roald Dahl’s classic and well-loved stories, each presenting a complete story focused around his animal characters including Fantastic Mr Fox, Miss Spider, The Enormous Crocodile and Muggle-Wump monkeys.

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Australia and Malaysia Books:

2017

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – Making the Moose Out of Life

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – Making the Moose Out of Life

Written by: Nicholas Oldland
Illustrated by: Nicholas Oldland
Series: Life in the Wild

From the creator of Big Bear Hug comes the comic-adventure story of a mild-mannered moose who learns how to take life by the antlers. This moose may live in the wild, but he doesn’t act it — he watches from the sidelines as his friends have fun. Every now and then, he wonders if he’s missing out on anything.

When the moose finally takes a chance and goes on a solo sailing trip, a raging storm carries him far from everything he knows. Will he curl up in a ball and cry, or make the most of it?

The moose’s unlikely hero-journey is a lighthearted, contemporary fable that celebrates living life to the fullest.

McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – Big Bear Hug

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – Big Bear Hug

Written by: Nicholas Oldland
Illustrated by: Nicholas Oldland
Series: Life in the Wild

A huge bear is wandering through the forest – but wait a minute! Who’s that he’s hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree?

Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight – even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn’t feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest.

The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.

 

McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – The Busy Beaver

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – The Busy Beaver

Written by: Nicholas Oldland
Illustrated by: Nicholas Oldland
Series: Life in the Wild

The busy but careless beaver spends his days following random impulses, rarely thinking things through and leaving in his wake a devastated forest filled with stumps, half-nibbled trees and injured, homeless animals. But then one day the beaver finds himself on the wrong side of a falling tree, which as it turns out, is just the thing to knock some sense into him. After reflecting on his behavior, he decides to make some changes. Soon, the now wiser and gentler beaver is getting down to the business of making things right, much to the delighted surprise of his forest friends. This charming story from the creator of Big Bear Hug and Making the Moose Out of Life gently teaches youngsters how to take care with others, as well as the world around us.

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – Up the Creek

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Books – Up the Creek

Written by: Nicholas Oldland
Illustrated by: Nicholas Oldland
Series: Life in the Wild

“There once was a bear, a moose and a beaver who were the best of friends, though they often disagreed.” So when the three friends go canoeing together one sunny day, it doesn’t take long for them to start quarreling with one another. First, they can’t decide who should get to steer the canoe. Later, they debate how best to get across a beaver dam that blocks their way. But when they can’t agree on the proper course for maneuvering through the white-water rapids they suddenly find themselves in, the consequences become truly perilous. It takes a long, uncomfortable night spent stranded on a rock to remind the bear, the moose and the beaver what they often forget: everything turns out better when they work together as a team.

As with his other popular books in the Life in the Wild series, featuring these three lovable animal characters, author-illustrator Nicholas Oldland has created a funny romp of a picture book adventure for young children that will be a favorite choice in the classroom. Oldland’s distinctive, simple and playful artwork tells much of the tale on its own, with lots of visual humor in the characters’ facial expressions and the numerous asides throughout. At its core, this is a fun, contemporary fable that champions the importance of teamwork, cooperation and communication while also promoting the joys to be found in nature, specifically the wilder parts of the outdoors. This book could serve as an introduction to discussions on animals and their environments in the early grades as well.

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