Monday, 9 April 2012
Croc and Bird by Alexis Deacon
Side by side on the sand sat two eggs. With a crack and a rip, the brothers hatch, and out comes a bird and a ...crocodile! But they can't be brothers - can they?
This is a beautiful book, one to be stored on a bookcase and bought at to share at story or bedtime while cuddled up.
The story is of two eggs which hatch side by side, a crocodile and a bird, who live together as brothers and grow up together until they meet other crocodiles and birds and realise they are not true brothers. They live with their own for a while but soon realise that they are happier when they are together, as brothers!
I must admit, crocodiles are not my favourite animal, they scare me a little. However, this baby crocodile is fairly cute.
The illustrations are gorgeous - hand drawn and tell the story perfectly, and with the added words it is a beautiful gift to give to a child.
Thank you to the publishers, Random House Children's Books, for sending me the book to review.