The Selfish Crocodile
Author: Faustin Charles
Publisher: A&C Black
All of the animals are afraid of the Selfish Crocodile - he never let's them into his river, and he's always so snappy! And so when the Selfish Crocodile finds himself in terrible pain, no-one wants to help him - after all, what if he gobbles them up? But, to everyone's surprise, there is one animal in the forest who is willing to help . . . A brilliant tale of friendship, The Selfish Crocodile has become a picture book classic.
The Selfish Crocodile
Author: Faustin Charles, Michael Terry
Publisher: A&C Black
A modern classic, fantastic to share with very young children.
Every morning a very large and very snappy crocodile shouts this selfish message: 'Stay away from my river! It's MY river! If you come in my river, I'll eat you all!' The animals in the forest don't know what to do. They are frightened of the crocodile. Even the fish, tadpoles, frogs, crabs and crayfish stay out of the water. Until one day the creatures are woken by a loud groaning sound which turns out to be the selfish crocodile in a lot of pain, and the smallest of them all, a little mouse, finds a way to solve their snappy dilemma! Celebrate 20 years of the classic The Selfish Crocodile with this anniversary edition! Astoundingly bright, bold illustrations bring to life all the wonderful creatures of the forest in a rainbow of colours.
Board book edition of the bestselling The Selfish Crocodile with six fun jigsaw puzzles
Monkeys, frogs, butterflies and birds make a brilliant first-word adventure - with exuberant illustrations to hook in young readers.
Case-bound, luxury edition board book featuring the bestselling selfish crocodile and a host of his animal friends
Every morning a very large and very snappy crocodile shouts this selfish message: `Stay away from my river! It's MY river! If you come in my river, I'll eat you all!' The animals in the forest don't know what to do, until one day the smallest of them all, a little mouse, finds a way to solve their snappy dilemma. Astoundingly bright, bold illustrations bring to life all the wonderful creatures of the forest in a rainbow of colours, in this classic contemporary story. The other animals we meet in this wonderful collection are a rhino who hates his horns, a giraffe who feels isolated by his height and Godfrey, a very gossipy parrot who likes nothing better than passing on a rumour and stirring up some trouble!
A selfish crocodile who will not share the river with the other jungle animals changes his mind after receiving help from a brave mouse. On board pages.
What do you do when a big angry crocodile tells you to stay away from his river? You stay well away! All the animals in the forest are frightened of the cranky crocodile and dare not go anywhere near him or the river until one day the whole forest is woken up by the sound of loud groaning. The moans were coming from the crocodile who was in a great deal of pain! While the animals stand and watch in fear, it was the tiny mouse who finds a clever solution that makes everyone happy again.
What do you do when a big angry crocodile tells you to stay away from his river? You stay well away! All the animals in the forest are frightened of the cranky crocodile and dare not go anywhere near him or the river, until one day the whole forest is woken up by the sound of loud groaning. The moans are coming from the crocodile, who was in a great deal of pain! While the animals watch, not knowing what to do, it is the tiny mouse that is able to find a clever solution to make everyone happy again.
Faustin Charles has specially created for this collection over 40 new rhymes inspired by traditional nursery rhymes and all featuring animal characters. The rhymes are illustrated throughout by Michael Terry, illustrator of the bestsellingThe Selfish Crocodile, and whose animal portrayals have become legendary. Combined with a fantastic audio CD that has Faustin Charles narrating the poems with lots of amazing animal sounds and noises, this will make a much-loved and much-listened to collection for younger readers.
This title contains a collection of counting rhymes from the islands of the Caribbean, collected by a Trinidadian storyteller with vivid collage art.
A VERY selfish crocodile is causing trouble in the river and the other forest animals are too scared to stand up to him.But one day, the selfish crocodile has a problem that he can 't fix on his own. Will the other animals help him solve his snappy dilemma' Celebrate twenty years of this classic story about friendship,bravery and learning to share, brought to life with bright, bold illustrations.
A fabulously fun way to introduce young readers to the world of animal noises.
After his father's heart attack in 1984, Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly parents, he bore witness to Zimbabwe's dramatic spiral downwards into the jaws of violent chaos, presided over by an increasingly enraged dictator. And yet long after their comfortable lifestyle had been shattered and millions were fleeing, his parents refuse to leave, steadfast in their allegiance to the failed state that has been their adopted home for 50 years. Then Godwin discovered a shocking family secret that helped explain their loyalty. Africa was his father's sanctuary from another identity, another world. WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN is a stirring memoir of the disintegration of a family set against the collapse of a country. But it is also a vivid portrait of the profound strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.