Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop by Kitty Crowther

Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop

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Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop by Kitty Crowther

A great bedtime book, full of gentle humor and tenderness. A great book for confronting nighttime fears. Clear-sighted, a little edgy, and deeply, warmly comforting, without being sentimental in the least.A great read-aloud and book for sharing.High production values and great play between case and jacket will make this a standout. Kitty Crowther has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the highest prize in children's literature.Crowther is also being published in English by the Tate and stands to become better known here sooner than later.Crowther has a huge following among people in the know.


Crowther imbues a familiar scenario with elegance and surprise, especially in her gray, lime green and red pencil drawings: The floor of the frogs

's worst imaginings look respectably scary. -- The New York Times Book Review There's no shortage of books about bedtime fears, but Lindgren Award? winner Crowther (Jack and Jim) brings a distinctive, quirky tenderness to this one. [...] It's a delicious moment? the parent awakened by the same noise that scared the child. The search for its source produces an affectionate resolution, and Crowther's expressive artwork will leave readers eager for more.

's universally recognizable fears while also highlighting the warmth and gentleness of his parents'

-fashioned style, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. ? ? Booklist The setting of the anthropomorphic frogs

amphibious nature: the floors are submerged in a small depth of water

house is covered in water, and Jeremy

lines with striking artwork. In childlike scenes rendered in thick pencil strokes and soft colors, Crowther zeros in on Jeremy

patience and love. Beautifully written and illustrated in an endearingly old

home has a delightful detail befitting its inhabitants

. This is apparent in the cover art and in illustrations devoted to interior scenes. [...] A sweet treatment of a common theme. -- Kirkus Reviews Jeremy doesn't like the dark. So when bedtime comes, he is just fine as he gets ready for bed. He's happy when his father reads him a bedtime story and his mother comes in for a final hug and kiss. But once he is left alone in the dark in bed, he hears something . . . a bedtime story for those who have their own monsters and scary noises to deal with at night. It may also invite exploration out into yards and gardens to discover what is making those noises. - Waking Brain Cells Author and illustrator Kitty Crowther has been creating picture books for children for many years, and her latest, Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop! is certain to be well-loved by youngsters and parents everywhere. -- Holly Scudero, Manhattan Book Review

About the Author

Kitty Crowther: Kitty Crowther was born in Brussels and lives in Wallonia, Belgium. She has created over 40 books, many of which have been translated throughout the world. In 2010, Crowther won the most prestigious award for children's literature: the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years


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Enchanted Lion Books

Publication date

15th September 2015



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