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Kiss the Crocodile

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Ben Mantle

A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play!

Down in the jungle, three best friends – Monkey, Tortoise and Anteater – are playing silly games together. After Stick Splash, Scary Monsters and Silly Dancing, Monkey is feeling especially cheeky and, with a twinkly glint in his eye, invents a new game ... a DARING game. KISS THE CROCODILE. Who is brave enough to steal a peck from the sleeping croc, with his big tail, pointy teeth and sharp claws? MWAH! Brimming over with the thrill of friendship and play, this hilarious new story from the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise demands to be re-enacted, and is the perfect match for the animated, visually-rich artwork of Ben Mantle, illustrator of Follow the Track All the Way Back.

  • A jungle comedy about the joy and innocence of play, and of being open-minded and inclusive.
  • Their game, Kiss the Crocodile, is a twist on the playground classics "Grandmother’s Footsteps", "What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?" and "Knock, Knock, Run".
  • Watch out for the spreads where you turn the book on its side – they make for a really interactive, playful picture book experience

About the author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story, both illustrated by Jean Jullien, A Brave Bear, illustrated by Emily Hughes and Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!, illustrated by Kate Hindley. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Find Sean online at seantaylorstories.com and on Twitter as @seantstories. Ben Mantle worked in animation, including on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, before turning to children’s illustration. He is the illustrator of Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman, among many other picture books. Born in Leamington Spa, Ben now lives and works in Brighton. Find him online at benmantle.co.uk and on Twitter and Instagram as @BenMMantle.

ISBN: 9781406387926
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 270 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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