A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018
Day and Night, Big and Small, Hungry and Full - learn your opposites with the Enormous Crocodile! With lots of flaps for busy little hands, this sturdy board book is the perfect introduction to the world of Roald Dahl.
Lovereading Comment to follow.
Commissioning editor Carmen McCullough said: "We are thrilled to be launching Roald Dahl publishing for pre-school readers for the very first time in 2018. The Enormous Crocodile is the perfect character to introduce Dahl to a younger audience: bringing just the right amount of humour and mischief to these core first concept titles, which promise to entertain parents too. We already know Quentin Blake's unmistakeable and expressive illustrations have huge appeal to younger readers, and are confident this exciting expansion will help create a whole new generation of Roald Dahl fans."
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2018:
Mariella, Queen of the Skies by Eoin Colfer
Opposites by Roald Dahl
1, 2, 3 by Roald Dahl
The Day War Came by Nicola Davies
The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper
The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman
Learn your opposites with Roald Dahl's Opposites, from the world's Number One storyteller (and with a little help from the Enormous Crocodile too...) Busy little hands can lift the flaps to discover the opposites with iconic illustrations of Dahl's much loved characters from the one and only, Quentin Blake. This sturdy board book is the perfect first baby book to introduce titchy toddlers to the world of Roald Dahl.
And keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's 123!
|Publication date:||14th June 2018|
|Illustrator:||Quentin Blake, Quentin Blake|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son. He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire. Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was &...More About Roald Dahl