From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—It is Croc's birthday, so Melrose the dog borrows a boat and sets out to catch a fine fish for his pal. But he gets swept up in a terrible storm at sea. Not to worry; Croc comes gallantly to his rescue, and the two dear friends get to enjoy a happy birthday after all. This simple story, set in a European seaside village, celebrates two caring individuals who think only of one another. Its gentle, affectionate message and expressive illustrations are a wonderful, reassuring way to lull any child into a peaceful sleep in which all is right with the world.—Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC
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About the Author
Emma Chichester Clark grew up in Ireland, drawing just about as soon as she could hold a pencil. Later she studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College in England, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has written and illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including Walker’s Melrose and Croc: A Christmas to Remember and the popular Blue Kangaroo series. I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! was awarded the Christopher Medal. Emma lives in England.