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Figaro & Rumba & the Crocodile Cafe

I received my copy from the publisher.figaro-and-rumba-and-the-crocodile-cafeBy: Anna Feinberg & Stephen Michael King

Part of the Figaro & Rumba series

Figaro and Rumba are strange best friends, Figaro is a dog who likes to run and Rumba is a cat for whom song and dance are part of his life. Figaro wants to catch the fast train to the beach but when a friend of theirs goes missing, plans change. When they finally get to the beach they meet a charming crocodile with a musical waistcoat and conga drums. Rumba doesn’t think anything could be wrong but Figaro is sure the crocodile is up to something.

Figaro and Rumba may be unexpected friends but they work well together, different in temperament but still happy to spend time in each other’s company. They like to do things together. This story is made up of a number of different incidents that could each be their own little tale, which makes this an easy book to share with beginning readers, or for someone starting on chapter books. King’s illustrations are appealing water colours that seem light and friendly. The package is just one hard to walk past,

Highly Recommended.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children’s Books

Published: 14 August 2014

Format: Paperback 96 pages

Categories: Animal Stories, Friendships,

ISBN 13: 9781743314883

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

A Bear and a Tree

By: Stephen Michael King

Ren’s favourite tree has lost its leaves, Bear is collecting the leaves for a bed for his big sleep, he knows that Ren needs him for just one more day so they can explore the sights and shapes of winter together; the snow, the coloured leaves, the moon, the stars, the icicles. It is one more day to play and wonder.

A soft and lovely story of friendship and taking time. It is a nicely balanced story of wonder and change. The water colour illustrations give this story its soft appeal. A lovely story to share. For all its cold winter landscape it is a heartwarming story.

Publisher: Viking Australia

Published: 22 February 2012

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Friendship, Seasons

ISBN 13: 9780670075829

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

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