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The Claw


Clive was charming, friendly and chipper, and on each side of his body, he boasted a nipper. But... when Clive loses a nipper one terrible night, he also loses his confidence. Can Clive rise to the occasion when a greedy fisherman, Mr Beerbellio, arrives in the bay hungry for crab sandwiches?

Karen Witt is a Senior Child Protection Caseworker, Youth Justice Conference Convenor, Disaster Welfare Coordinator and Registered Adoption Counsellor. She has a Bachelor of Social Science (Welfare Studies) from the University of Newcastle and a Graduate Certificate
of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University. Karen was
born in Binya, and raised on the Central Coast of NSW, where she currently lives with her partner, Brandon, and their two daughters, Sophie and Gemma. Karen enjoys surfing, fishing and trail bike riding. She and her family share their time between the coast and the country in Merrygoen, where they have a farm with goats, sheep, cows and alpacas. The Claw is Karen’s first children’s book.

Aaron Pocock was born in England in 1970 and has been living in Brisbane since November 2000. Art has been a lifelong passion, and became his day job in 2007. Aaron has illustrated children’s books, covers, Packaging art, private commissions, murals, tattoo designs and (almost) anything else hes been required to do. An extremely versatile artist, Aaron is comfortable using multiple mediums, working in different sizes, and rendering varied subject matter. In 2011, Aaron was chosen to illustrate the Australia Post commemorative stamp set Mythical Creatures for Australias Childrens Book Week. The set was produced in a 3D capacity (a first for Australia), coins were created by the mint and spin off items were made. Aaron is also available for group teaching, visits and events.

* Shows the impact of positive thinking and overcoming obstacles and fears through self-belief. * Colourful illustrations to engage readers. * Highlights the important message that it is good to be yourself, even if you are different from others; everyone has unique talents.

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