Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit https://www.mcgrathnicol.com/creditors/booktopia-group/
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
The Croc and the Platypus - Jackie Hosking

The Croc and the Platypus

By: Jackie Hosking, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 January 2019

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

An Australian reimagining of Edward Lear's nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat.

The croc and the platypus trundled off in a rusty old Holden ute. They took some damper and tea in a hamper and bundled it up in the boot.

Join Croc and Platypus for an Australian outback hullabaloo!

About the Author

Jackie Hosking is a Nigerian-born Cornish Australian. She moved to Victoria, Australia when she was ten. Jackie has always loved reading, but she didn't start writing until her youngest child turned two. Her first poem for children was published by The School Magazine in 2005.

In 2012, Jackie won a Maurice Saxby Mentorship, which helped her to polish the manuscript that was to become The Croc and the Platypus.

About the Illustrator

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall was born in America and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Northern Illinois University. In 1997 she won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and has since been short-listed for other awards. She currently works as a freelance illustrator for educational publishers, general editorial book publishers and magazines.

Marjorie loves to experiment with new techniques for her illustrations, but always seems to return to her beloved and well-used colour pencils. The Croc and the Platypus was her first Walker Books Australia title.
Industry Reviews
This is an ode to the Australian outback and its icons as well as a rollickingly good read that kids will soon have memorised. * Kids' Book Review *

More in Picture Books in General

Bluey : The Decider - Bluey

RRP $16.99

$16.25

The Sea in Me - Cody Simpson

Hardcover

RRP $19.99

$18.95

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be - Joanna Gaines
Claris: The Secret Crown : The Chicest Mouse in Paris - Megan Hess
The Daring Tale of Gloria the Great - Jacqueline Harvey

RRP $19.99

$18.95

Bluey: Queens : A Mother's Day Book - Bluey

RRP $16.99

$16.25

Michael Jordan (Little People, Big Dreams) - Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
The Story of Growl - Judy Horacek

FREE SHIPPING

RRP $18.99

$14.95

21%
OFF
Koko and the Coconut - Turia Pitt

RRP $19.99

$18.95

Jelly-Boy - Nicole Godwin

Paperback

RRP $17.99

$17.25

Where Is The Green Sheep? - Mem Fox

RRP $14.99

$14.25

We're Going on a Bear Hunt : Sound Book - Michael Rosen

RRP $16.99

$16.25

Circle - Jeannie Baker

Paperback

RRP $16.99

$16.25

Sorry Sorry - Anne; Pitt, Mardi Kerr

Hardcover

RRP $29.99

$28.50

Emma Memma Little Library : 4 board books in 1 - Emma Memma
Ladybirds Do Not Go to Day Care : Preschool Problems - Ali Rutstein
The Velvet Messenger : Young Queens : Book 2 - Megan Hess
Dinosaur in My Pocket - Ashleigh Barton

RRP $24.99

$23.75

Anzac Ted : 10th Anniversary Edition - Belinda Landsberry

RRP $29.99

$27.90

How We Came to Be : Creatures of Camouflage - Sami Bayly
Bluey: Treasury : 6 stories in 1 - Bluey

RRP $19.99

$18.95

Bluey : The Doctor - Bluey

Board Book

RRP $14.99

$14.25