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A hilarious story about a hungry and hapless crocodile, for fans of How to Give Your Cat a Bath and I Want My Hat Back.
What can crocodile eat?
Canned ham? Too hard to open. Beef jerky? Gets stuck in teeth. Eggs? Bite shell, get toothache.
Crocodile must find food. But where?
Though crocodile is surrounded by food, he doesn't know it. He's used to food coming in packages and boxes and in handy tins. Will the hungry crocodile figure it out?
Readers big and little will laugh out loud at the simple but hysterical text and illustrations by debut author Eija Sumner and cartoonist (and now resident crocodile expert) John Martz.
About the Author
EIJA SUMNER has an MFA from Hamline University in writing for children and young adults. While a student at Hamline, Eija received the T.A. Barron Fellowship for Excellence in Fantasy Writing, the Anne Tews Schwab Award for Excellence in Critical Writing and the Frances and Kermit Rudolf Scholarship Award. She lives in Idaho with her husband, three children, two cats and one red-eyed bunny (but no crocodiles).
JOHN MARTZ is an illustrator, cartoonist and designer. He is the author and illustrator of Evie and the Truth About Witches, Burt’s Way Home, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories and the illustrator of Who’s on First? and Crocodile Hungry. His work has also appeared in MAD Magazine and The Nib. He lives in Toronto and has never eaten a flamingo.
"With its tongue-in-cheek humour, short action statements, and bright illustrations, this book is sure to appeal to children of all ages. . . a quick but satisfying read with a conclusion that most Canadians will appreciate." —CM:Canadian Review of Materials
"A surprisingly endearing character, with a wry text and expressive pictures that appeal to both children and adults." —Imaginary Elevators
"The crocodile's expressive face and the many funny details presented will lead to stops and discussion, and wishes for a repeat reading. Just what you want when you read to little ones." —Sal's Fiction Addiction
"This is a delightfully fun story, with kid-friendly illustrations and lots of repetition to keep kids engaged." —Story Monsters Ink