Kitty Crowther / Scritch, scratch, dip, clapote


A little frog Jeroným is too scared to fall asleep by himself.

He thinks he's alone, lost and on top of that he keeps hearing these strange sounds in his room.

A tender story about children's fears and loneliness.

Kitty Crowther was born in 1970 in Brussels to a Swedish mother and English father. Her whole life she's been admiring children's, mostly British and Scandinavian literature. And because her hearing is impaired, she's been attracted to the world of pictures, signs, and hidden meanings. She graduated Arts Plastiques in Brussels and since 1994 she has been writing and drawing books for children. Softly and originally she touches big topics such as illness, death, friendship or loneliness. Her stories are fragile but they don't lack an exceptional humor. Besides other prizes she is a holder of ALMA, the most important prize for children's literature (the prize of Astrid Lindgren).

176x246 | 40 pages | 2012 | Baosvět

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