cover image Melrose and Croc: A Christmas to Remember

Melrose and Croc: A Christmas to Remember

Emma Chichester Clark, . . Walker, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8027-9597-7

Christmas just isn't Christmas without someone to share it with. At least that's how Melrose the dog feels. Croc, a crocodile visiting the city for the first time and looking for Yuletide magic, feels the same. As fate would have it, Melrose and Croc literally bump into each other in a very festive setting, striking up a friendship that makes their holiday sparkle. Clark's (the Blue Kangaroo books) sweet tale and gently humorous, heart-tugging paintings reach out to readers like a holiday hug. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)