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The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
by Gemma Merino


Overview - Meet a most unusual crocodile

Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different--he doesn't like it at all He tries to his best to change, but when attempt at swimming causes a shiver then a sneeze--could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all?  Read more...


 
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More About The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino
 
 
 
Overview
Meet a most unusual crocodile

Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different--he doesn't like it at all He tries to his best to change, but when attempt at swimming causes a shiver then a sneeze--could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all? A hilarious and uplifting story about being yourself from a talented debut author-illustrator

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780735841635
  • ISBN-10: 0735841632
  • Publisher: NorthSouth (NY)
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 10.92 x 8.94 x 0.49 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-03-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

What begins as an ordinary story of a young hero not fitting in with his peers takes an unexpected and rewarding detour in this debut from London-based author-illustrator Merino. The unnamed crocodile of the title hates being left out when his brothers and sisters swim, dive, and play games in the water, but he hates the water even more. Merino bypasses the obvious trajectory the story could take: while her hero gamely gives the water a chance, swimming with a red flotation ring and attempting a dive in an eight-panel spread (“One, twooo, two and a half, THREEEEE!”), these efforts don’t result in instant conversion. Instead, readers discover that his “problem” isn’t attitude but biology—there’s a good reason this “crocodile” came from a white egg, while his siblings emerged from blue ones. Merino’s renderings, using monotype prints and other media, give her hero tons of personality, from his expressive eyes and scraggly teeth to his spindly limbs and tiny wings—wait, wings? This isn’t a book to embolden timid swimmers; rather, it celebrates recognizing one’s strengths over forcing oneself to fit the mold. Ages 4–8. (May)

 
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