Synopses & Reviews
A warm tale of friendship and music accompanied by vibrant watercolor artwork from the best-selling author, David Melling. Introducing two fabulously fun characters a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile, this is a tale of friendship and of 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.Strong themes of friendship and respecting the environment. David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is a critically acclaimed artist with a strong home and international record. Beautifully illustrated in strong watercolor.
"A wonderful story that bears repeated readings. . . . a detailed and engaging story that's particularly suitable for young book fans on the cusp of reading themselves." —Bookbag
Introducing two fabulously fun characters, a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile, this is a warm tale of friendship and of music Beautifully illustrated in vibrant watercolor, this story introduces a crocodile who resists a friendly bear's overtures of friendship, for fear that the bear might see how ordinary he really is. The moon and the trees are also characters in this lovely tale of friendship and respecting the environment and the delicate balance of nature.
About the Author
is the author of Star Faced Crocodile
, His first book was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Award and more recently, The Kiss That Missed
was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost
was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for "Best TV Movie" category. David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.