The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

4.24 based on 610 ratings & 121 reviews on Goodreads.com

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? He might just be a DRAGON!

A funny, unique and uplifting story from a debut author-illustrator.

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
A funny and uplifting story... from a great new author and illustrator.
Baby and Me
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

About Gemma Merino

Gemma Merino won the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration in 2011, whilst studying for her MA in Children’s Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Born in Catalonia, Gemma originally studied architecture in Barcelona and has worked in practices in Spain, Dublin, Tel Aviv and now London, where she lives. THE CROCODILE WHO DIDN'T LIKE WATER is her debut picture book.

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Gemma Merino wins London Evening Standard’s Oscars Book Prize 2016

Gemma Merino wins London Evening Standard’s Oscars Book Prize 2016

24 May 2016

By Macmillan Children's Books

Gemma Merino has won the Oscar's Book Prize with The Cow Who Climbed a Tree and was presented with her award by HRH Princess Beatrice of York, one of this year’s judges.

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