The Hoppameleon by Paul Geraghty


The Hoppameleon by Paul Geraghty

When the world is still quite young, there was a sleepy, slurpy swamp. And in it swam a very odd-looking creature ...As he makes his way in the world, this very odd-looking creature, with a long sticky tongue, who can hunt like a chameleon and sing like a parrot, isn't quite sure who or what he is. Nor is anyone else. But he does know that he wants to find a friend who is just like himself.


Beautifully told and illustrated, this is one to treasure Early Years Educator A wonderful book to share with young children. The text is superb and the gradual building up of the creature's name is irresistible. Carousel Paul Geraghty is an artist who never puts a foot wrong. Bookseller

About the Author

Paul Geraghty was born in South Africa, and began drawing from an early age. Since moving to England in 1986, he has been an author/illustrator of many award-winning children's picture books and teenage fiction. He lives in Surrey.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Paul Geraghty
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Publication date

1st August 2013



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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