Meet a most unusual crocodile!
Gemma Merino won the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration in 2011, whilst studying for her MA in Children's Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Born in Catalonia, Gemma originally studied architecture in Barcelona and has worked in practices in Spain, Dublin, Tel Aviv and now London, where she lives. This is her debut picture book.
The Paper Dolls and The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water [and My
Big Fat Zombie Goldfish] were all picked as top summer reads in
the Metro this week. The selectors included George Hanratty
from Tales on Moon Lane bookshop and Katherine Woodfine from
Booktrust.19,505 * metro.co.uk *
A funny and uplifting story... from a great new author and illustrator. * Baby and Me *
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water is a delightful story... Beautifully illustrated and well written, The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water promotes the values of taking on new challenges and celebrating hidden talents. * familiesonline.co.uk *