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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scared or Not, Mr Croc? - Jo Lodge

Released June 2012

Jo Lodge
Hodder & Stoughton

Book Review by Bob Walch

Mr Croc has invited all his friends over for a sleepover, but some scary things seem to be happening. First, something is looking in his window. “Mr Croc, are you scared or not?”   Of course he’s not, for when you turn the page of this pop-up book out jumps a harmless owl.

Next there’s a knock at the door.  Flip open the door and you’ll see it is only Zebedee the zebra who has just arrived for the party. As each guest arrives there’s a corresponding pop-up that introduces the animal. But, the best is saved for last when, on the final page, both Mr Croc and the reader are treated to a surprise.

As pop-up books go, this is one of the better ones I have seen this year. The paper engineering is excellent and the vibrant, colorful illustrations grab the reader’s eye. All in all, this is a pretty cool book!

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