Friday, August 13, 2010

Melrose and Croc Go To Town

Author: Emma Chichester Clark

Publication Date: 2007

Category: Children's picture book

Who'll want to read it? Pre-schoolers and Kindergarten kids and grown up librarians.

Point of no return: Well, Emma Chichester Clark is among my favourite authors and illustrators. I especially love the "Blue Kangaroo" series of books as well as Melrose and Croc Together at Christmas. So I was very excited to find this book in the collection at Wallsend District Library. Our copy include a CD so that children can read along with the book.

What's it all about? It's a cautionary tale about sticking together in crowded shopping centres so that you don't get lost! It has a happy ending. As with all of Emma's books the illustrations are exquisite. You could spend a long time just admiring the colours, the clothes and the decor in the world of Melrose and Croc.

Publisher: HarperCollins

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