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    • ISBN:9781408350867
    • Publication date:07 Mar 2019

When the Crocodiles Came to Town

By Magda Brol
Illustrated by Magda Brol

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An exhilaratingly fresh, funny picture book with a strong message about rejecting prejudice and welcoming new arrivals from brilliantly talented debut author-illustrator Magda Brol.

No one knows why the crocodiles have come to Dullsville. They look different. They act differently. And worst of all? They love messy, sticky, colourful ice cream. Yuck!

But one little boy knows differently, and when two naughty thieves arrive in Dullsville one night, the whole town sees how much Dullsville needs its two brave and loyal crocs . . .

A strong message about embracing difference and rejecting prejudice, delivered with bags of charm and toothy crocodile humour.

Biographical Notes

Magda was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where she graduated with a degree in Business and Environmental Sciences. After a few years working in the City of London, she turned her passion for drawing into a dream job, illustrating children's picture books. When the Crocodiles Came to Town is her debut picture book. Magda lives in London with her husband and two young children.

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  • ISBN: 9781408350881
  • Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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