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Children's LiteratureA mother crocodile uncovers her eggs buried in the earth and nearly 50 babies begin hatching. What an exciting time! After the babies are safely in the water their learning experiences begin. Summer comes to an end and the family needs to move to the Luangwa River in order to find more food. On the way, they encounter a dangerous, hungry predator. Will all the new hatchlings survive? The danger doesn't end there and throughout the book, the mother is kept busy protecting her babies. This is the perfect book for young readers who enjoy adventures. Illustrations fill each page with beautiful details and invite children to revisit the pictures over and over again. This book is part of a series called "Amazing Animal Adventures," and if you read one, you will want to read the others. The author has included a beautiful pullout, pictorial glossary and an information page about the Nile crocodiles. 2003, Sound Prints, Ages 5 to 12.
— Kathie Josephs