Crocky Dilly

Crocky Dilly

by Philemon Sturges, Paige Miglio

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-A rhyming tale of a crocodile living along the Nile in ancient Egypt. One night, Crocky Dilly's Mummy's Mum Mum, or great-grandmother, helps King Menes escape from an angry dog. For her kindness, she receives jewels and the rule of the Nile. When the crocodile dies, she is put in a treasure-filled tomb, where she has been for 5,000 years, "`Cause my Mummy's Mum's Mum is a mummy." Endnotes provide some historical background on animal mummification, the importance of the Nile in Egyptian life, and the reign of Menes (also known as Narmer). Miglio has created some playful and colorful illustrations and a pleasing layout, but even that effort can not save this silly rhyme. Also, in the historical facts included, Menes is said to have reigned from 3100-2890 B.C.E., a range of 210 years. While it is believed that he had a long reign, the years quoted are those of Egypt's First Dynasty. Aliki's Mummies Made in Egypt (Crowell, 1979) is a better selection on the same general subject.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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