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Melrose and Croc: An Adventure to Remember Hardcover – May 27, 2008


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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.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; First Edition edition (May 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802797741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802797742
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,079,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Stewart on July 16, 2008
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My 6 yr old granddaughter and 3 1/2 yr old grand son LOVE to read books and have several that they want to hear over and over, namely, MY Lucky Day and Miss Nelson is Missing. I had that hoped this story would be as engaging as some of their favorites, but alas I read it once and they never chose to hear it again. I had to agree that the story was not too interesting. The illustrations were great!
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I urge you to buy this book while it is still in print! A sweet story of two friends, a dog and a crocodile, replicated in bright, gorgeous, watercolor illustrations. Great for story time, but you’ll want to own this one, to read it over and over
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