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Nov 23 2008

What's that noise, Mr Croc? by Jo Lodge

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Hodder Books, 2008. ISBN 9780340960011.
(Age 3-7) This vividly illustrated pop-up book will be sure to please young children. The fifth in the series, this time Mr Croc is dressed as a young child who has lots of fun making sounds around the house. He bangs pots and pans, listens to the ring of the phone, cracks open an egg and generally has lots of fun with noise.
The illustrations are a visual feast of bold colours and simple forms. The book has simple tabs that open to give the answer to the question: 'What's that noise, Mr. Croc?', as well as words that give give clues to the answer. There are tabs to pull to make objects move. The last picture of Mr Croc is a stunning pop-up which will be a winning feature.
The text is simple, lots of fun and repetitive and would be useful for the beginning reader. It is a fascinating book which will be read again and again.
Pat Pledger

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