Melrose and Croc are two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series, Emma Chichester Clark. Melrose is a golden labrador and Croc is a tiny crocodile. The pair live together and share everyday experiences familiar to young children. This heartwarming story tells the tale of how the friends first meet on Christmas Eve. Melrose has just moved into a new flat and Croc has come to the city to meet Father Christmas. Both feel lonely and unhappy in the unknown city until beautiful music leads them to a chance encounter. All fans of Lily and Blue Kangaroo are sure to love this endearing duo.
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Emma studied art at the Royal College of Art. She has worked as a freelancer for magazines, publishers and advertising agencies as well as teacher of art for several years, but now dedicates most of her time to children's books.Review:
'Full of bright detail, this is a picture book young readers could well dream about as being the next best thing to entering its pages.' The Independent 'Two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series.' Winter edition, Primary Times 'A heart-warming tale of how friendships begin... This book is a wonderful tactile experience, from the shimmery glittery cover... to the gentle watercolours inside, which are printed on the creamiest of papers.' The Irish Times 'It delights children but adults will appreciate the period evocation of the festive-season cities and the off-season seaside.' The Sunday Times 'Incredibly touching story.' Primary Times 'Gorgeous Christmassy story about friendship.' Angels and Urchins 'You don't have to get too sentimental to find something special...The light in the illustrations makes this book all the more magical.' Junior 'A beautifully illustrated and heart-warming tale.' Family Interest Magazine 'This author/illustrator goes from strength to strength... Mouth-watering illustrations, ideal text, two mightily engaging characters - altogether the star on top of the tree.' Carousel
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS CHILDRENS BOOKS, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7197292