Croc and Bird by Alexis Deacon


Croc and Bird by Alexis Deacon

Side by side on the sand sat two eggs. With a crack and a rip, the brothers hatch, and out comes a bird and a...crocodile! But they can't be brothers - can they?

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The softly coloured pictures convey all the emotion and complement the feel of the book excellently. A wonderful heart-warming story Parents in Touch This stunning book follows the story of these two characters and how they teach each other their individual skills. A touching tale of how family ties aren't always so obvious to everyone but can be found right under your nose! The Golden Treasury This deeply emotional and moving story about love and closeness despite difference is perhaps Deacon's best book yet.Quite superb Books for Keeps a charming, beautifully illustrated parable about sibling love -- Amanda Craig The Times This unusual, unsentimental story begins with two white eggs that look companionable and interchangeable. But out of one, a fledgling emerges and, from the other, a baby crocodile. Croc and Bird cannot hope to be brothers but, in Deacon's custody, are soul-mates who forage and huddle together, wings against scales, to keep out the cold. The bird calls its nest 'our home' - impractical for Croc but he does not grumble. A delicate, poignant, exquisitely drawn exploration of affinity with no need for a clumping moral. (2+) -- Kate Kellaway Guardian website

About the Author

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon graduated in 2001 from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, Alexis Deacon's first picture book Slow Loris (2002) was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. His second Beegu (2003) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of the Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. He lives in South East London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

2nd May 2013



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