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The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino

18637033The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water
Gemma Merino
2013 North South Books
ISBN – 9780735841635
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool
4.7 Stars

One little crocodile of all the bunch didn’t like to go in the water, he like climbing trees. But when all the other crocs played, he felt really lonely so he tried one last thing. He saved up all of his money so that he could buy an inner tube. However, that kept him from really having fun in the water. Will this lonely croc ever learn to love the water?

In my opinion, you should just read the book and find out. If you do, you will be rewarded at the end! In addition to the great story, the pictures are fantastic. They clearly illustrate not only events but feelings as well. I like that the pages are in different formats, some pages are full illustrations, some are cut vertically, and some horizontally. I think this keeps the aesthetics spontaneous. This book is great for a read aloud, because it is short, funny, and lends itself to asking kids what they think is going to happen, in turn building narrative skills! Yay for this book!

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