The Copy Crocs

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Children's Literature
Crocodile doesn't like to be crowded. But every time he finds a good new place to sun bathe or to float, the other crocs keep following him, because he's always doing new things they think are fun. Even when he finds a mountain top he thinks is only big enough for him, all the others squeeze in there with him. But back in his old pool, with the others gone, he finds it cold and lonely, until the others surprise him. When they join him, he finds that he actually enjoys sharing the fun. He still steals away once in a while, however, to be alone until they catch up with him again. The simple story leaves room for discussing being alone versus having company, as well as what it means to be a "copy croc." The jungle setting is simply painted, almost child-like in its broadly stroked foliage and colored dots of coconuts, just right for the black-outlined, multicolored, playful crocs. It takes only a very few lines to demonstrated their sprightly interactions. Check out the difference between the front and the back end-papers. 2004, Peachtree, Ages 3 to 7.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4-Crocodile lives in a pool of water with many of his kind. He likes his home, but grows tired of being pushed, prodded, and crowded by the other crocs, so he sets out to find his own private space. Each time he discovers a tranquil place, his friends find him and join in the fun of his discovery. They copy him when he rolls in a mud puddle, sunbathes on the shore, floats on a log down a river, and sits on a mountaintop. Finally, Crocodile returns to his original pool and finds that he misses the warmth and companionship of his cohorts. He is happy when they return and subsequently each time he slips away on his own, he is pleased when they eventually join him. The lush full- and double-page paintings colorfully convey the subtle humor of this comical story. Painted in bright pink, Crocodile stands out from the rest of the cool-hued crowd. The rhythmic pacing and effective use of dialogue make this an ideal book for reading aloud. Pair it with George Shannon's Lizard Song (HarperTrophy, 1992) and Lizard's Guest (2003, both Greenwillow) for a storytime that celebrates silly reptiles.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561453047
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,151,113
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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