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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

Biographical Notes

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

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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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