The Grumpy Crocodile

The Grumpy Crocodile

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910864920
Publisher: Action Publishing Technology
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 5 Years

About the Author

Since qualifying as a Religious Studies teacher in 1989, Nigel Tetley has worked in a variety of schools, spanning middle and secondary age groups in both the State and independent sectors. At the beginning of his teaching career, he also spent a year in Greece teaching English as a second language. In 2001, he started writing children's poetry at the instigation of a colleague.

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The Grumpy Crocodile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Old Mr. Crocodile who loves to sleep on and on and on wakes up very cranky and starving - a very bad combo indeed. He doesn't want to play and sing songs with the other animals he wants to eat them for breakfast. Oh my! He snaps, snaps, snaps at every creature that is in sight and targets them to appease his voracious appetite. Luckily none succumb to his strong jaws. The terrified animals flee for their very lives leaving the old croc all on his own... his tummy grumbling and still starving. He saunters off to the nearest big river and what should his big bulging eyes behold but thousands of fish swimming round catching flies. He has an eureka moment and dives into the water.... it's fish à la carte on tap for him today. He snaps and snaps up the fish until his tummy could burst and now that his hunger is satisfied he wants to play. When he looks around him, there's no one to play with, everyone is gone. He then realizes it's his own fault that everyone has deserted him and gone and sought safety. The animals gather together and have a meeting. They put their heads together and come up with a plan that just might have Old Mr. Crocodile waking up in a good mood. Mmmmmm, what could that plan possibly be? If they implement it will it actually work? This great book is written in rhyme and kids will love how the animals all congregate together. With teamwork they work out a solution to their life-threatening problem. The illustrations are detailed, colourful and expressive. This is a fun read aloud. The kids can join in snapping their fingers or just resaying the words, "Snap, snap, snap!" The playful words and right on rhythm will have everyone interacting with the story. I highly recommend this book.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Old Mr. Crocodile who loves to sleep on and on and on wakes up very cranky and starving - a very bad combo indeed. He doesn't want to play and sing songs with the other animals he wants to eat them for breakfast. Oh my! He snaps, snaps, snaps at every creature that is in sight and targets them to appease his voracious appetite. Luckily none succumb to his strong jaws. The terrified animals flee for their very lives leaving the old croc all on his own... his tummy grumbling and still starving. He saunters off to the nearest big river and what should his big bulging eyes behold but thousands of fish swimming round catching flies. He has an eureka moment and dives into the water.... it's fish à la carte on tap for him today. He snaps and snaps up the fish until his tummy could burst and now that his hunger is satisfied he wants to play. When he looks around him, there's no one to play with, everyone is gone. He then realizes it's his own fault that everyone has deserted him and gone and sought safety. The animals gather together and have a meeting. They put their heads together and come up with a plan that just might have Old Mr. Crocodile waking up in a good mood. Mmmmmm, what could that plan possibly be? If they implement it will it actually work? This great book is written in rhyme and kids will love how the animals all congregate together. With teamwork they work out a solution to their life-threatening problem. The illustrations are detailed, colourful and expressive. This is a fun read aloud. The kids can join in snapping their fingers or just resaying the words, "Snap, snap, snap!" The playful words and right on rhythm will have everyone interacting with the story. I highly recommend this book.