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 Crocodile who didn't like water
 Author: Merino, Gemma


 Publisher:  NorthSouth
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 638280 ISBN: 9780735841635
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Self-esteem -- Fiction
 Dragons -- Fiction
 Crocodiles -- Fiction

Price: $20.69

Summary:
Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different--he doesn't like it at all! He tries his best to change, but when his 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.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 170859

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (00/05/14)
 The Hornbook (00/07/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2014 K-Gr 2—A little crocodile just can't get too enthused about the water, unlike his siblings, who splash and play in it with abandon. The little guy even uses his tooth fairy money to buy a swim ring. Alas, it is not a helpful solution. Just when he is at his lowest, he feels a sneeze coming on. Lo and behold, out shoots a sizable flame, hilariously setting a diving board on fire. He's actually a dragon! On the following pages, he uses his newly discovered talents to treat his brothers and sisters to a ride in a hot-air balloon and eventually on his winged back. Merino hits it out of the park with delightful artwork that will immediately endear the little dragon to readers and have them giggling cover to cover. She writes with a light, clear hand, letting the illustrations deliver the humor. Readers should look closely for neat little details, adding even more charm to this sweet, funny book about celebrating differences.—Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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