Crocodile Tears – Andre’ Francois


515mxpxyrjl Crocodile Tears – Andre’ Francois, Enchanted Lion Books, (9781592702275), 2017.

Format: Hardcover Picture book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? When a little boy starts crying, his father (or granddad) tells him “You are crying Crocodile Tears”. What are Crocodile Tears? I’ll show you crocodile tears”. Thus begins the explanation: first traveling to Egypt, getting a camel to ride on, climbing a pyramid to catch sight of a crocodile bathing in the Nile. You supply a long box, the crocodile becomes curious and soon he is captured – along with his bird, of course.   The illustrations are very old-fashioned done in shades of green, orange and black. This imaginative book deserves to be on all library shelves! Oh, and the book is encased in a cardboard sleeve like a box with the crocodile’s head visible!

Anything you didn’t like about it? Nope.

To whom would you recommend this book? For kids who like tongue-in-cheek stories and those explaining aphorisms.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? It is a very peculiar shape, about 3” tall by 12” long – ???

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 1/24/2017

Enchanted Lion Books, 2017.

Format: Hardcover Picture book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? When a little boy starts crying, his father (or granddad) tells him “You are crying Crocodile Tears”. What are Crocodile Tears? I’ll show you crocodile tears”. Thus begins the explanation: first traveling to Egypt, getting a camel to ride on, climbing a pyramid to catch sight of a crocodile bathing in the Nile. You supply a long box, the crocodile becomes curious and soon he is captured – along with his bird, of course.   The illustrations are very old-fashioned done in shades of green, orange and black. This imaginative book deserves to be on all library shelves!

Anything you didn’t like about it? Nope.

To whom would you recommend this book? For kids who like tongue-in-cheek stories and those explaining aphorisms.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? It is a very peculiar shape, about 3” tall by 12” long – ???

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 1/24/2017

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