When Little Jane Allison Crocodile is kidnapped by the Bad Guy's Big Bad Brother from Louisiana, Bill and his bird buddy Pete head to the rescue. But Pete gets caught by the Rich Lady and it's up to Bill to save the day. Kids and parents everywhere will love Tomie dePaola's hilarious new episode featuring the Egyptian pair's first visit to the United States.
About the Author
Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue.The American Library Association said: “His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story.” He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
Hometown:Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:Meriden, CT
What People are Saying About This
"[A] full-blown, dramatic plot...fresh in its palette and in its sense of fun. This picture book offers characters to care about, troubles to confound them, comic relief along the way, and a happy ending to revel in." Booklist, boxed review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading, "Bill and Pete To The Rescue." I would read this book to second or third graders. The book is about crocodiles on the bank of the Nile. A big bad man came and capture crocodiles to use them in a pet show and then make a suit case out of them. The little crocodile Bill had enough of this and he went to set the other crocodiles free. He traveled from the Nile all the way to the Decatur Bayou in Louisiana. There he met many great alligators who wanted to help him capture the bad man. So they set out to find the bad man and they did. The crocodile and his other family returned back to the Nile, and Bill was the hero. I thought this was a great book. It can teach children about never giving up and team work. The book also has some educational aspects, like talking about the different places and different crocodiles. I would reccomend this book to any teacher.
Bill (a Nile Crocodile) and his friend Pete (a bird) are off to save cousin Jane from The Bad Guy's brother before he turns her into a suitcase like his dad. They venture all the way to New Orleans and all the bayou alligators come together to help Bill find his cousin. They did and found Bill's dad too!
My children (8 and 5) really loved this book. They became fans of Bill and Pete when we read the first book. We were very happy to find more stories with these characters. A great addition to any Tomie dePaola library.