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Gemma Merino

Gemma Merino

  • 5 stars across 8 books
Gemma Merino won the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration in 2011, whilst studying for her MA in Children's Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Born in Catalonia, Gemma originally studied architecture in Barcelona and has worked in practices in Spain, Dublin, Tel Aviv and now London, where she lives. The Crocodile who didn't Like Water , her debut picture book, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, long listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2015, the "Read it Again" Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award 2014, the English 4-11 Picture Book Award 2014 and has won both the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and the Bishop Stortford Picture Book Award. It has also been sold in 17 languages and is now available in board book. Her second book, The Cow Who Climbed a Tree, has also won the prestigious Oscar's Book Prize 2016.
26th July 2016

The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different. He doesn't like water at all. In f... MoreThe Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

(17 reviews) Review
10th September 2015

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters are... MoreThe Cow Who Climbed a Tree

(7 reviews) Review
29th April 2021

The Dragon Who Didn't Like Fire

From the award-winning Gemma Merino, author of the iconic The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water (over half a million copie... MoreThe Dragon Who Didn't Like Fire

(2 reviews) Review
6th August 2009

The Duck With No Luck

When Dizzy the duck oversleeps and misses the flight South, he knows that he must, somehow, catch his friends up. Unfort... MoreThe Duck With No Luck

(1 review) Review
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The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg

Lola the sheep has the most extraordinary wool. It's soft and silky and is her pride and joy! But down on the farm, when... MoreThe Sheep Who Hatched an Egg

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27th March 2017

Y Crocodeil Oedd Ddim Yn Hoffi Dwr: The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different. He doesn't like water AT ALL. Maybe ... MoreY Crocodeil Oedd Ddim Yn Hoffi Dwr: The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

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