Our last Book of the Month for 2017 is:
Children will revel in the chaos of this children’s picture book which breaks down the ‘fourth wall’ and challenges ideas about what constitutes a story. The familiar tale of the ugly duckling is suddenly disrupted by a ferocious crocodile who invades the pages and starts to eat the letters.
With the letter O gone, it’s hard for the Duckling to get him to “St p! Mr Cr c dile!” Then when he gobbles up whole words and sentences, Duckling wonders “What will we read?”
But Duckling has a plan . . . rocking the book makes Croc sleepy and then Duckling makes him less scary by drawing a tutu on him as he sleeps. When he awakes, the angry Croc then tries to get out of the book – but has to eat his way out . . .
This lively and wonderfully interactive book includes additional reading tips for parents and carers to help children get the most out of this unusual story. Copies are now on their way to public, community and school libraries in many of the countries we work in where they’ll be perfect for librarians to use in reading activities and introduce young readers to the endless possibilities of what a story can be.