Judy Sierra What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile?

ISBN 13: 9780152164454

What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile?

3.84 avg rating
( 201 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780152164454: What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile?

Mr. Crocodile has big plans for finally catching and eating five pesky monkeys. But as the hours pass, the monkeys dupe him again and again. In the end they teach persnickety Mr. Crocodile something about friendship . . . and about having fun.

From the bestselling author of Counting Crocodiles and the talented illustrator of more than eighty children's books, here's a lively story about another thickheaded crocodile outwitted by mischievous monkeys. Children will delight in the rhyming text and will eagerly search for the clock that marks the hour in each spread. Soon they'll be shouting, "What time is it, Mr. Crocodile?"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

JUDY SIERRA is the author of many popular books for children, including Monster Goose and Counting Crocodiles. She lives in northern California.

DOUG CUSHMAN is the author-illustrator of more than eighty books for children, including the Aunt Eater mystery series and What Dads Can't Do and What Moms Can't Do. He lives in Paris.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 3–Two picture-book talents join forces for some memorable monkey business in this entertaining tale. In the introductory spread, Mr. Crocodile lays out his intended schedule for the next day, but his best-laid plans go awry when the monkeys arrive. Sierra again demonstrates her considerable storytelling skill with a series of deftly rhymed answers to the repeated title question: "Time to take a quick look/for a recipe book./HURRY UP! HURRY UP!/I've got monkeys to cook." Although the story is vaguely reminiscent of several folktales involving cross crocodiles and mischievous monkeys, Mr. Crocodile ultimately shows a soft spot that compromises his traditionally sinister persona. The story ends with him revising his daily planner to reflect his new attitude toward the simian smart alecks. Cushman departs from his signature style of watercolor cartoons in favor of a more sophisticated impressionistic technique using vivid acrylics. This bolder, brighter medium and method depict the action and hilarity even more effectively than his past work. The details, of course, make all the difference, such as the inclusion of a clock in each full-bleed spread with the time corresponding to Mr. Croc's original schedule. Pair this with Sierra's Counting Crocodiles (Gulliver, 1997) for even more fun with this reptilian rogue and his pesky primate counterparts, or with Joan M. Lexau and Cushman's Crocodile and Hen (HarperCollins, 2001) for another tale of a crocodile befriending his intended dinner.–Sean George, Memphis-Shelby County Public Library & Information Center, Memphis, TN
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Judy Sierra
Published by Harcourt Children's Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0152164456 ISBN 13: 9780152164454
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Doug Cushman (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0152164456

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sierra, Judy
Published by Harcourt Children's Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0152164456 ISBN 13: 9780152164454
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152164456

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Judy Sierra, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
Published by Harcourt Children's Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0152164456 ISBN 13: 9780152164454
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152164456

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sierra, Judy
Published by Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN 10: 0152164456 ISBN 13: 9780152164454
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152164456 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK1P64037

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds