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Melrose and Croc A Christmas to Remember (Melrose And Croc)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
It's Christmas Eve, and both Melrose and Croc are all alone in the city. They dream of a wonderful Christmas but feel sad when there is no one to share it with. It might have been their loneliest holiday ever, if not for a collision with fate. Could this be the beginning of a magical Christmas, and the start of a cherished friendship?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Walker Childrens (first published October 3rd 2005)
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J
Dec 08, 2016 J rated it really liked it
This is the sweetest little story about two animals who need a friend finding each other in time for Christmas.
Taurean Watkins
Dec 18, 2013 Taurean Watkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animal-fantasy
This is the first in a series of books starring a dog named Melrose and the plucky little reptile, Croc. Like “Herman and Rosie” this is a story about two lonely souls in the big city, but gives a more childlike quality to the characters and a softer tone to the charming illustrations by author-illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, best known for her “Blue Kangaroo” series, the first of which won the Christopher Award

Those of you who grew up watching “Oswald” back before Nick Jr. was its own channe
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Alicia
Dec 28, 2011 Alicia rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I really liked this story because of the main characters, a crocodile and a dog, both sad for the holidays. Croc is depressed because he missed Santa Claus at the local department store and Melrose because he just moved to the city and has no one to celebrate Christmas with. But when they literally bump into each other at a skating rink, they decide to spend Christmas together and they both end up happy.

The illustrations are nice, the only weird plot point was the too-easy transition between me
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Rosa Cline
Oct 30, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
This was a really good Christmas book that was different than the other children's books. Wasn't the same ol same ol story. Melrose a dog and Croc a crocodile wants something special for Christmas. They set out (separately) for the big city hoping to find what they are looking for It s Christmas Eve and Santa has already left the department store so Croc couldn't ask him for what he wanted. The two find each other on the ice skating ring and Melrose invites Croc back to his house and they celebr ...more
Pam
Dec 28, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it
This is an absolutely delightful tale and the illustrations are adorable too. I highly recommend it. There was one thing that annoyed me a lot, the story is obviously set in the winter with people all bundled up and there is ice and snow, then why, oh why, are there palm trees outside the windows?
Mrs. Downs
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Melrose and Croc are both having a difficult Christmas season when plans have been changed. What happens when they literally bump into each other at the skate rink on Christmas eve? It will be a Christmas they will remember.
Miri
Dec 12, 2012 Miri rated it it was amazing
I haven't read any Melrose and Croc books before, but if they are all as cute as this one, I most definitely will be reading them now.
Logan
Jan 08, 2014 Logan rated it really liked it
We've read this every Christmas for years. Such a sweet story of good friends. This year, we've found some more Melrose and Croc books besides this one.
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PreSchool-Grade 1 SLJ
a story of friendship, Christmas, and hopes coming true
Rachel
Dec 20, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014, stars-3
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Emila Yusof
Jun 03, 2011 Emila Yusof rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children between 7 to 12
A cute story with colourful illustrations. I love Croc, the cry-baby crocodile.
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I had hope for this as a Christmas tale. It was ok. But just ok.
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Education:
Chelsea School of Art, B.A. (with honors), 1978;
Royal College of Art, M.A. (with honors), 1983.

Additional information about her life can be found at:
http://biography.jrank.org/pages/1059...

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