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The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

For ages 3-5
4.23 based on 769 ratings & 141 reviews on Goodreads.com

2014 Long-listed

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Synopsis

Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different. He doesn't like water at all. In fact, he prefers climbing trees! But it can be lonely when you're the odd one out, so the little crocodile tries his best to change. But being wet isn't for everyone - and a shiver soon becomes a cold and the cold becomes a sneeze, a very hot sneeze... Could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all?

A funny, unique and uplifting story for children of all ages.

Other tites from author-illustrator, Gemma Merino: The Cow who Climbed the Tree.

In the media

A funny and uplifting story... from a great new author and illustrator.
Baby and Me
The Paper Dolls and The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water [and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish] were all picked as top summer reads in the Metro this week. The selectors included George Hanratty from Tales on Moon Lane bookshop and Katherine Woodfine from Booktrust.
metro.co.uk
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water is a delightful story... Beautifully illustrated and well written, The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water promotes the values of taking on new challenges and celebrating hidden talents.
familiesonline.co.uk