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    • ISBN:9781444920789
    • Publication date:07 Apr 2016

The Star-faced Crocodile

A dazzling book about being yourself

By David Melling

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A stunning reissue of this picture book favourite from the creator of Hugless Douglas.

Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship and music. Told with warmth and wit and accompanied by vibrant watercolour artwork, it teaches us how to respect the world we live in and the delicate balance of nature.

A starry celebration of friendship from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.

'A warm tale of friendship.' Junior

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  • ISBN: 9781444924213
  • Publication date: 07 Apr 2016
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Endearing and poignant tale, enhanced by appealing illustrations — The Bournemouth Echo
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Authors:
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Authors:
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Hodder Children's Books

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Contributors:
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Hodder Children's Books

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Authors:
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Authors:
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