Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? Fifi the crocodile has the misfortune of being born a fluffy and cute crocodile rather than fierce and dangerous-looking like her friends and family. Tired of being teased for characteristics considered less than desirable for a crocodile, Fifi could not seem to toughen up her cuddly exterior. Finally, Fifi decides to embrace her fluff and cuteness and settles on being “dangerously cute”. The bright illustrations provide a humorous and inviting backdrop to a playful story that invites readers to embrace themselves for their unique qualities.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Young children attempting to find their way in the world will enjoy this book about self-love and acceptance.
Who should buy this book? Daycares, elementary libraries, public libraries
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No, while it is a cute story, it’s not a standout in the category.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA
Date of review: 4/11/2021