I'd Really Like to Eat a Child

I'd Really Like to Eat a Child

by Sylviane Donnio


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A scrawny little crocodile wants the opportunity to bite off more than he can chew. He's tired of bananas; today he'd like to eat a child. But he's smaller than he thinks, and the little girl he chooses for his first meal puts him in his place—she picks him up and tickles his tummy! The little crocodile is going to have to eat a lot of bananas and grow a lot bigger before he can add children to his menu! Simple yet hilarious artwork brings this droll story to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307930088
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 513,550
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

SYLVIANE DONNIO began writing her first children's book at age eight, and stopped after about a dozen lines, promising herself to try again when she was bigger. After studying public law and becoming the mother of three children, she has kept the promise she made to herself. I'd Really Like to Eat a Child, originally published in France, is her first book for the American audience.

DOROTHÉE DE MONFREID began to write and illustrate her ideas with colored pencils back in grade school. Now that she is bigger, she makes her career as an author-illustrator, writing stories published in France about cats, bunnies, elephants, stinky monsters, and even cake.

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I'd Really Like to Eat a Child 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
an adult with an affinity for children's books - was randomly loking through titles and thought it was rather bizarre -offputting and quite scary a title for a children's book---picked it up and read through it and found it quite humorous and cute - lends itself to the finicky nature of children.
rsamet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This funny picture book about an crocodile-child will appeal to parents looking to put an end to picky eating. It is about a little crocodile named Achilles, who decides he is sick of eating bananas, and proclaims that he wants to eat a child. His parents try in vain to tempt him with his favorite foods, even baking him a cake. Then, Achilles spots a little girl playing on the riverbank, but when he approaches to eat her, she calls him cute and tiny and tosses him into the river! Achillles resolves to eat his bananas so that he can grow up big and strong. The simple, cartoonish drawings remind me of Mo Willems' work, and are very effective. The characters are all crocodiles, except the little girl, who is depicted in the illustrations as African-American. Recommended for parents to read to children going through a picky-eating phase, from ages 4-6.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book!! A little alligator stops eating because he really wants to eat a child alas he is too small and cute. When he finally gets the chance to eat a child she just picks him up and throws him in the water, then he eats a lot to be big enough to eat a child.
PAwriter4kids More than 1 year ago
The alligator's child-like point of view is totally endearing. Mom and Dad's advice is ignored at first and the alligator has to learn his lesson himself. No children are harmed in the book! (no readers will be harmed unless they laugh too much and fall off their chair)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a horrible book. I hate the story. The illustrations are cute but this is too scary for kids.