The Star-faced Crocodile

Author(s): David Melling

Picture Books

Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship and music. Told with warmth and wit and accompanied by vibrant watercolour artwork, it teaches us how to respect the world we live in and the delicate balance of nature. A starry celebration of friendship from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages. 'A warm tale of friendship.' Junior


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A stunning reissue of this picture book favourite from the creator of Hugless Douglas.

This is a lovely book and David Melling's illustrations are excellent. " It was just great fun to think up such magical creatures, and wonderful to read about them in the book. It was BRILLIANT." Alice Cauldwell, age 6 Usually we read a book in class but this time we used our imagination to make up our own story with David Melling. I will never forget the experience. Alice Onion, age 6 'A once in a lifetime, magical journey that left each of us believing we are creative [or in our own creativity] and to follow the dream' Forever in David's debt,' Anne Wattam, Teacher, Class 3. A warm tale of friendship... Junior Bears and crocodiles - usually the villains of the piece - are, in this sweet story, just two lost souls looking for a friend. ... I wasn't surprised to learn that this book had been written in collaboration with a class of school children - there is a certain naive stream-of-consciousness feel to the plot that only adds to its appeal. Carousel Endearing and poignant tale enhanced by appealing illustrations. Bournemouth Daily Echo Extremely inventive. School Librarian

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

General Fields

  • : 9781444920789
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : March 2016
  • : 337mm X 243mm X 3mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Melling
  • : Paperback
  • : 616
  • : 32
  • : full colour throughout