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Counting crocodiles

by Sierra, Judy,

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 14 copies
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Summary
Poor Monkey.All she has to eat are sour lemons.One day she spies a banana tree on a faraway island, but the only way to get there is to navigate the crocodile-infested waters of the Sillabobble Sea.That's no problem when you're a brave and clever monkey who can count to ten and back!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3^-6. Tired of eating lemons from the tree on her island, a monkey longs for fruit from nearby banana island. But how will she cross the Sillabobble Sea, which is filled with crocodiles hoping to have her for lunch? This energetic tropical romp will have children counting along as the clever monkey gets the best of her foes. Hillenbrand's pastel palette conjures an ocean breeze, and his illustrations are full of wonderful detail--from cookware hanging from the monkey's lemon tree to the watching, waiting eyes of the crocs bobbing in the ocean. The whimsical rhyme and repetition and the lively alliteration ("crusty croc, feasting fearlessly on fishes") add to the appeal. --Kathleen Squires"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Monkey lives on an island occupied by a lone lemon tree ("She ate lemons till she cried,/ `I'm all puckered up inside!' "). Far away, on a second island, a banana tree grows. In between lies the treacherous Sillabobble Sea, where yellow crocodile eyes peer from amid the waves. It's a classic dilemma, and Monkey solves it by convincing the crocs to line up and be counted. Sierra and Hillenbrand, previously paired for The House That Drac Built, turn this Pan-Asian folktale into a cheerfully silly, "partridge in a pear tree" game conducted by an unusual menagerie. Monkey and her island-mates, a fox and a snail, gracefully cross the sea on the reptiles' backs and enumerate "seven crocs juggling clocks,/ Eight clocks in polka-dot socks,/ Nine crocs with chicken pox" and so on. The travelers reverse the count for the return trip, and the lizards happily cooperate by waving their socks, tickling the fox and dressing "like Goldilocks." Advance planning wins the day, too: Monkey and her friends have the foresight to grab not only bananas but a banana-tree sapling. Sierra composes spry limericks and couplets, while Hillenbrand creates a printmaking effect with inky black outlines and repeat images; re-readers will find witty subtleties in the already uproarious mixed-media paintings. Working with traditional materials, author and artist arrive at an altogether fresh presentation. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Monkeys -- Folklore.
Crocodiles -- Folklore.
Counting -- Folklore.
Tales -- Asia.
Folklore -- Asia.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher San Diego :Harcourt Brace,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Hillenbrand, Will, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Gulliver books."
"Voyager books."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780152001926 (hardcover)
0152001921 (hardcover)
9780152163563 (pbk.)
0152163565 (pbk.)
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