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Beware of the Crocodile

By Martin Jenkins
Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

A Nature Storybook about one of the world's most dangerous animals, with text by top non-fiction author Martin Jenkins and pictures by Satoshi Kitamura.

A witty Nature Storybook about crocodiles, with words by award-winning author Martin Jenkins and playful pictures by Satoshi Kitamura. The main thing about crocodiles is they’re really scary – or at least the big ones are. They’ve got an awful lot of teeth and they’re not at all fussy about what they eat, as long as it’s got a bit of meat on it. When it comes to hunting down their dinner, they’re very determined and very cunning ... so better beware. But you might be surprised to hear that there's more to crocodiles than just their appetites: crocodiles make wonderful mothers! This is a fascinating, rounded look at crocodiles, with Martin's wry text brought to life by Satoshi's lively watercolour paintings. The back matter includes notes on species, an index and a bibliography.

  • A cheerful, pitch-perfect Nature Storybook about a creature famous for its "scare factor".
  • Captions, fact page, index and bibliography included.
  • Striking illustrations by much-loved artist Satoshi Kitamura, whose previous books for Walker include non-fiction bestseller Stone Age Boy.

About the author

Martin Jenkins has written many groundbreaking non-fiction books for Walker: Can We Save the Tiger?, Ape and the Science Storybook series, to name a few. He has won several awards for his writing including the TES Information Book of the Year Junior Award for The Emperor's Egg, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Can We Save the Tiger? and the SLA Information Book Award for Fabulous Frogs, and he is the reteller of Don Quixote and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, both illustrated by Chris Riddell. Jonathan Swift's Gulliver won the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. Martin lives in Cambridge. Satoshi Kitamura won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration for Angry Arthur. His books for Walker include The Carnival of the Animals, Stone Age Boy and Pumpkin Grumpkin edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols. Satoshi lives in Japan.

ISBN: 9781406308105
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 23/04/19 at 02:48:22
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