Rockabye Crocodile: A Folktale from the Philippines by Jose Aruego, Ariane Dewey |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rockabye Crocodile: A Folktale from the Philippines

Rockabye Crocodile: A Folktale from the Philippines

by Jose Aruego, Ariane Dewey
     
 

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A captivating retelling of a Philippine fable about two elderly boars—one kind and cheerful, the other selfish and mean—who find their actions repaid in very different ways. "The text has a lilt and a gleam of humor...and the illustrations are among this well-know team's most engaging."—Kirkus Reviews.

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A captivating retelling of a Philippine fable about two elderly boars—one kind and cheerful, the other selfish and mean—who find their actions repaid in very different ways. "The text has a lilt and a gleam of humor...and the illustrations are among this well-know team's most engaging."—Kirkus Reviews.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 An enjoyable picture book version of the classic story of the good sister and the bad sister, featuring two boars. Amabel's generous nature brings her gifts of food and causes her to care lovingly for a howling baby crocodile. Jealously duplicating Amabel's adventure, Nettie deals perfunctorily with the baby and gets ``spiders and scorpions, rats and bats'' from the crocodile mother. However, Amabel rescues Nettie and guides her down the path of kindness, and they end up as alternate babysitters for the crocodile baby and share all of the fish they get from the grateful mother. In their typical high-spirited style, Aruego and Dewey create an entertaining and colorful world full of movement. They are as skillful at rendering fiendishness as kindness, and even the creatures that will soon be dinner have expressive faces. The text is well constructed and moves along smoothly with the illustrations. Another successful collaboration by a talented picture book team. Marilyn Iarusso, New York Public Lib .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688123338
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Edition description:
1st Mulberry ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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