Author(s): Mark Sperring
One day an invitation Came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour Who they'd never met before. The children can't wait - a birthday party? What fun! But their next-door neighbour is not all he seems. For starters, there's his large snout and very sharp teeth. Not to mention his scaly skin ...Yes, there's no two ways about it, he's definitely a CROCODILE. Erm, crocodiles don't eat children, do they? A riotous romp of a picture book, superbly written by Mark Sperring and brilliantly illustrated by Laura Anderson. Snappy Birthday is the perfect present for any child - whether it's their birthday, or not!
Meet Snap, the crocodile who just LOVES children (for his tea)
Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of Dino-Baby, Dino-Mummy (Bloomsbury) and Father Christmas on the Naughty Step (Puffin). He lives in Bristol. Laura Anderson is a hugely exciting new illustrator of picture books. In 2013, she illustrated CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell's Snowflakes, with Puppies and Kittens (Boxer Books) set to follow suit in 2014. Snappy Birthday is Laura's first book with Bloomsbury. www.lauraellenanderson.co.uk @Lillustrator