The Star-faced Crocodile A dazzling book about being yourself by David Melling
  

The Star-faced Crocodile A dazzling book about being yourself

Written by David Melling
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Synopsis

The Star-faced Crocodile A dazzling book about being yourself by David Melling

Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship and music. Told with warmth and wit and accompanied by vibrant watercolour artwork, it teaches us how to respect the world we live in and the delicate balance of nature.A starry celebration of friendship from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A warm tale of friendship.' Junior

Reviews

Extremely inventive. * School Librarian * Endearing and poignant tale enhanced by appealing illustrations. * Bournemouth Daily Echo * Bears and crocodiles - usually the villains of the piece - are, in this sweet story, just two lost souls looking for a friend. .... I wasn't surprised to learn that this book had been written in collaboration with a class of school children - there is a certain naive stream-of-consciousness feel to the plot that only adds to its appeal. * Carousel * A warm tale of friendship... * Junior * 'A once in a lifetime, magical journey that left each of us believing we arecreative [or in our own creativity] and to follow the dream

's debt,' * Anne Wattam, Teacher, Class 3. * Usually we read a book in class but this time we used our imagination to make up our own story with David Melling. I will never forget the experience. * Alice Onion, age 6 *

About the Author

David Melling

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. To date he has illustrated over 60 books, writing and illustrating around 15 of them, including the popular Hugless Douglas series...www.huglessdouglas.co.uk

David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

David Melling
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Author's Website

www.davidmelling.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

7th April 2016

ISBN

9781444920789


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