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Solomon Crocodile

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ISBN13: 9780374380649
ISBN10: 0374380643
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Publisher Comments:

In his swampy home, Solomon is looking for fun but nobody wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo is downright huffy. But then somebody else starts making a ruckus . . . and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely croc? Matching vibrant art with rollicking words, Scottish artist Catherine Rayner has created a funny, reassuring story about a rambunctious youngster who chases off the friends hes trying to make.

Review:

"Short, sweet, and tailor-made for story time, this perfectly paced tale of jungle mischief introduces a toddlerlike crocodile, Solomon, whose definition of 'fun' is what other animals would probably label 'annoying.' In quick succession, Solomon 'splats and slops through the mud to make the frogs jump,' then 'shakes the bulrushes and bugs the dragonflies,' and 'decides to stalk the storks. They get in such a flap!' Each time, the animals send him away ('Go away, Solomon. You're nothing but a nuisance'), especially the 'biggest hippo in the river,' who proves no easy target. 'Go away! You're nothing but trouble!' the hippo roars, as Solomon instantly goes from gleeful to terrified. Luckily for Solomon, he's not one of a kind, and his discovery of a like-minded crocodile signals the arrival of a friend — and 'double trouble' for the animal kingdom. Greenaway Medalist Rayner (Harris Finds His Feet) offers a playful hero with expressive eyes, a sly smile and paint-spattered skin. Parents with willful and rambunctious kids may groan, but the book has the makings of a readaloud hit. Ages 2 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Catherine Rayner lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the creator of Harris Finds His Feet, winner of the 2009 Kate Greenaway Medal in the U.K.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374380649
Author:
Rayner, Catherine
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals/Alligators
Subject:
Crocodiles
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Alligators and Crocodiles
Subject:
Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.625 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 2 up to 6

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Alligators and Crocodiles
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 32 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374380649 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Short, sweet, and tailor-made for story time, this perfectly paced tale of jungle mischief introduces a toddlerlike crocodile, Solomon, whose definition of 'fun' is what other animals would probably label 'annoying.' In quick succession, Solomon 'splats and slops through the mud to make the frogs jump,' then 'shakes the bulrushes and bugs the dragonflies,' and 'decides to stalk the storks. They get in such a flap!' Each time, the animals send him away ('Go away, Solomon. You're nothing but a nuisance'), especially the 'biggest hippo in the river,' who proves no easy target. 'Go away! You're nothing but trouble!' the hippo roars, as Solomon instantly goes from gleeful to terrified. Luckily for Solomon, he's not one of a kind, and his discovery of a like-minded crocodile signals the arrival of a friend — and 'double trouble' for the animal kingdom. Greenaway Medalist Rayner (Harris Finds His Feet) offers a playful hero with expressive eyes, a sly smile and paint-spattered skin. Parents with willful and rambunctious kids may groan, but the book has the makings of a readaloud hit. Ages 2 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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