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Robert Magnuson, award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, launches his latest books, the Duck and Croc series. The book launch was held on December 3, 2017, Sunday, 3 PM, at the National Book Store Glorietta 1, Makati City.

Robert told the kids a story about Duck and Croc meet Collector Alligator, and a little background on his own experience at collecting toys and comics. There were lots of fun games such as The Magnificent Duck Race, Collector Alligator: The Longest Line, and of course, an old school game of Bring Me! There were also lots of freebies from Monde Nissin, coloring activities from Dong-A, yummy popcorn and cotton candy that the kids enjoyed.

The series is about the characters Duck and Croc, who are the best of friends although they are vastly different from each other. They play together, race against each other, and go on difficult as well as fun adventures. Join this unlikely pair of friends as they come upon marvelous discoveries and learn lessons from the challenges along the way.

As this mischievous pair go through their many adventures, young readers are invited to journey together with them. With its short rhyming lines and adorably colorful illustrations, this picture book series delivers simple but striking messages for its young readers.

The series currently includes three books, namely: Duck and Croc’s Magnificent Race, Duck and Croc Meet Collector Alligator, Little Duck and Little Croc Fowl Friday Feast.

Robert Magnuson is a Philippine-based writer and illustrator of children’s literature. He has won awards for his work, including the National Children’s Book Award for The Great Duck and Crocodile Race (now entitled Duck and Croc’s Magnificent Race) as one of the Best Reads Of 2012. His comic strip, Shirley’s Pets, ran for seven years in the Junior Inquirer. He has produced comics for both the local independent market as well as for periodicals such as KidZone.

The Duck and Croc series is available for P250 each at National Book Store and Powerbooks Store branches and online at anvilpublishing.com

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