The crocodile who didn't like water

by Merino, Gemma,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
Meet a most unusual crocodile!



Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different--he doesn't like it at all! He tries to his best to change, but when attempt at swimming causes a shiver then a sneeze--could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all? A hilarious and uplifting story about being yourself from a talented debut author-illustrator!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Ugly Duckling gets a contemporary refitting in this story about another creature who doesn't fit in until he discovers he's been mixing with the wrong crowd. The fairy-tale element is clear from the Once upon a time opening, but the story is set in a world of tiled bathrooms, swimming pools, and inflatable balls. A little crocodile, one of seven siblings, hates water. He peers morosely over the rim of the giant bathtub in which his sibs frolic, and he can't stand the pond and pool. Our hero's uneasiness is perfectly conveyed in the bright, humorously orderly illustrations, with our little guy's goggle eyes and crooked jawline lending him a comically abashed appearance. It is at his darkest moment that he sneezes and a golden plume of fire shoots up over the diving board. The crocodile is actually a fire-breathing dragon, and he can fly, too. Take that, amphibians! All ends well, with his old fellow crocs taking a ride on his back. A light, unique take on the idea that we all have our talents.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "What begins as an ordinary story of a young hero not fitting in with his peers takes an unexpected and rewarding detour in this debut from London-based author-illustrator Merino. The unnamed crocodile of the title hates being left out when his brothers and sisters swim, dive, and play games in the water, but he hates the water even more. Merino bypasses the obvious trajectory the story could take: while her hero gamely gives the water a chance, swimming with a red flotation ring and attempting a dive in an eight-panel spread ("One, twooo, two and a half, THREEEEE!"), these efforts don't result in instant conversion. Instead, readers discover that his "problem" isn't attitude but biology-there's a good reason this "crocodile" came from a white egg, while his siblings emerged from blue ones. Merino's renderings, using monotype prints and other media, give her hero tons of personality, from his expressive eyes and scraggly teeth to his spindly limbs and tiny wings-wait, wings? This isn't a book to embolden timid swimmers; rather, it celebrates recognizing one's strengths over forcing oneself to fit the mold. Ages 4-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Crocodiles -- Juvenile fiction.
Crocodiles -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Other Titles Crocodile who did not like water
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780735841635
0735841632
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