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The Croc And The Platypus

By Jackie Hosking
Illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

An Australian reimagining of Edward Lear's nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat.

The croc and the platypus trundled off in a rusty old Holden ute. They took some damper and tea in a hamper and bundled it up in the boot. Join Croc and Platypus for an Australian outback hullabaloo!

  • Great read aloud, rhyming text.
  • An Australian twist on a classic poem.
  • Strong Australiana themes with beautiful illustrations make it perfect for education.

About the author

Jackie Hosking is a Nigerian-born Cornish Australian. She moved to Victoria, Australia when she was ten. Jackie has always loved reading, but she didn't start writing until her youngest child turned two. Her first poem for children was published by The School Magazine in 2005. In 2012, Jackie won a Maurice Saxby Mentorship, which helped her to polish the manuscript that was to become The Croc and the Platypus.

About the illustrator

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall was born in America and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Northern Illinois University. In 1997 she won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and has since been short-listed for other awards. She currently works as a freelance illustrator for educational publishers, general editorial book publishers and magazines. Marjorie loves to experiment with new techniques for her illustrations, but always seems to return to her beloved and well-used colour pencils. The Croc and the Platypus is her first Walker Books Australia title.

Awards

2015: Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

5-8 years category - Shortlist

ISBN: 9781922077608
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Dimensions: 257 x 266mm, 32pp
Stock Status: REPRINT UND CONSID
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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