A Hero's Birthday by Emma Chichester Clark
  

Synopsis

A Hero's Birthday by Emma Chichester Clark

Melrose and Croc return in style in this beautiful picture book adventure, full of tension and drama, from the internationally renowned, award-winning author-illustrator Emma Chichester Clark. Melrose has planned a wonderful birthday for his great friend Croc: a stay at a villa by the sea, a wonderful tea and a lovely surprise. As Melrose goes out to get everything ready, Croc sits and waits, and waits. Wherever can Croc be? Finally, Croc discovers that his friend is in danger, but will he reach him in time to save him?

Reviews

Praise for 'Melrose and Croc': 'Graceful illustrations, limited text and an important message make this a valuable addition to any busy toddler's library.

.com, Prima Baby online 'Full of bright detail, this is a picture book young readers could well dream about as being the next best thing to entering its pages.

'Two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series.'

'A heart-warming tale of how friendships begin... This book is a wonderful tactile experience, from the shimmery glittery cover... to the gentle watercolours inside, which are printed on the creamiest of papers.'

'It delights children but adults will appreciate the period evocation of the festive-season cities and the off-season seaside.'

'Incredibly touching story.'

'Gorgeous Christmassy story about friendship.'

'You don't have to get too sentimental to find something special...The light in the illustrations makes this book all the more magical.'

'A beautifully illustrated and heart-warming tale.'

'This author/illustrator goes from strength to strength... Mouth-watering illustrations, ideal text, two mightily engaging characters - altogether the star on top of the tree.'

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 5

Author

Emma Chichester Clark
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Author's Website

www.emmachichesterclark.co....

Publisher


www.harpercollinschildrensb...

Publication date

1st July 2008

ISBN

9780007258666


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