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Croc and Bird

Written by Alexis Deacon

Croc and Bird Synopsis

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?

Croc and Bird Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099451228
Publication date: 2nd May 2013
Author: Alexis Deacon
Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, gaining a first class honours degree. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008, and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.

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