Max Velthuijs Crocodile's Masterpiece

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Crocodile's Masterpiece

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Despite all of his hard work, no one comes to Crocodile's art studio, until one day Elephant drops by--a visit that inspires Crocodile to even greater artistic heights. By the author of Frog in Love.

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³Crocodile was a great artist. He worked hard and painted a picture every day. But nobody ever came to his studio to buy anything. Until, one day, Elephant moved in next door. Elephant loved his new home, but he needed a nice picture on the wall to make it really cozy...² A sunset, a ship at sea, a still life with fruit? ‹ Crocodile¹s paintings are all so beautiful, Elephant can¹t make up his mind. But, when Crocodile promises to paint his neighbor a picture of everything he could wish for, and then delivers the painting, Elephant has to agree that it really is a masterpiece. The exquisitely amusing follow-up to Elephant and Crocodile, by the award-winning creator of the Frog books.

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When Elephant asks his artist friend Crocodile for a painting to adorn his bare walls, Crocodile presents him with a "really special" offering--a blank canvas--and suggests that Elephant " close his eyes and think of a picture." The pachyderm finds that he can conjure up any scene at will; he is delighted, and Crocodile becomes famous for his white canvases. Unlike Crocodile, Velthuijs ( Frog in Love ; Elephant and Crocodile ) creates sunny, expressive paintings whose appeal is obvious and immediate. But his story here is too cerebral: short on action and on childlike humor and concerns, it makes an overly adult, rather muddled and ultimately unpersuasive argument for the power of imagination. Fans of these friends' previous antics will likely be disappointed by this staid sequel. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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