What Does Little Crocodile Say? by Eva Montanari


What Does Little Crocodile Say? by Eva Montanari. Tundra Books, c2018, 2021. 9780735268135

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

Format:  Hardcover

Genre: Picture books

What did you like about the book?  A fun read aloud for preschoolers, full of sounds and entertaining illustrations about the ups and downs of a child’s first day of school.    On the first day Little Crocodile hears the ring ring of the alarm clock, splash of water, zipper (zzzt), tee hee tickle, cookie plop, the car vroom vroom, ding dong of the bell, and a pig saying oink oink.  Little Crocodile says wwWWAAH, WWWWAAH until the book goes once upon a time, triangle ting, food nom nom nom, and zzz zzz zzz naptime.  When Big Crocodile returns Little Crocodile says muah muah muah muah muah and a big “See You Tomorrow!”

Anything you did not like about the book. No

To whom would you recommend this book? A great read aloud for little ones on their first day of preschool at school or at home.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, elementary schools, home and public libraries.  

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Julie Durmis, L.G. Nourse Elementary School, Norton, Massachusetts

Date of review: August 23, 2021

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