Cover Reveal: CROCODILES NEED KISSES TOO



We are very excited to reveal the cover of CROCODILES NEED KISSES TOO by Rebecca Colby and illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan (Viking/ Penguin Random House) releasing on April 7, 2020.

About the Book

Everyone needs hugs and love in this offbeat, upbeat ode to the not-so-cuddly--and yet still sweet and beloved!

Despite their lumpy, bumpy hide,
toothy mouths stretched open wide,
just like me and just like you,
crocodiles need kisses too.
Fun-to-read-aloud, rhyming text describes prickly porcupines, roaring tigers, and slithery snakes--not the most cuddly creatures, but still worthy of hugs and snuggles from their mamas! With a luscious and colorful palette, Crocodiles Need Kisses Too shows that animals (and children) don't have to be warm and fuzzy to be totally lovable.

About the Author 

Before writing for children, Rebecca inspected pantyhose, taught English in Taiwan, worked for a Russian comedian, and traveled the world as a tour director. Born in America, she now lives in North Yorkshire in England.


Rebecca writes picture books and poetry, and is represented by Kathleen Rushall of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Her books include: CAPTAIN BLING’S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER (Albert Whitman, 2017), MOTOR GOOSE (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan US, 2017), IT’S RAINING BATS AND FROGS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan US, 2015), and THERE WAS A WEE LASSIE WHO SWALLOWED A MIDGIE (Floris, 2014). 



About the Illustrator

Penelope is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes illustrations for ad campaigns, book publishers, magazines, newspapers, products, videos and most recently, children. Her first children's book, Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt, was published in 2019, met with starred reviews and was included in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. Two more books are following in 2020.

Penelope works from her home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana where she also homeschools her daughter (crunchy granola? you bet!), hikes and plays by the river behind her house and tends to her front-yard vegetable garden.



Pre-order your copy today! 

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