Akimbo and the Crocodile Man

 
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Akimbo faces his greatest challenge yet in his third safari adventure as he is forced to brave the crocodile-infested waters to rescue his friend John, the crocodile man.

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About the Author:

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. He has also written the previous two books in the Akimbo series. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe.

LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Review:

Praise for the "Akimbo" series: "Akimbo is a very brave little boy who keeps his wits about him even when he's being stalked by a rhino." --"New York Times Book Review" "Satisfying page-turners that celebrate kids' curiosity, love of adventure, and capacity to care for the world they inhabit." --"Parenting" magazine "The tale's brevity, Smith's concise writing and Pham's evocative full-page half-tone illustrations make this an attractive choice for reluctant readers." --"Publishers Weekly"" ""A straightforward plot, spare storytelling and avuncular tone create a contemporary chapter book with an old-fashioned feel." --"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for the "Akimbo" series: "Akimbo is a very brave little boy who keeps his wits about him even when he's being stalked by a rhino." --"New York Times Book Review" "Satisfying page-turners that celebrate kids' curiosity, love of adventure, and capacity to care for the world they inhabit." --"Parenting" magazine "The tale's brevity, Smith's concise writing and Pham's evocative full-page half-tone illustrations make this an attractive choice for reluctant readers." --"Publishers Weekly"" ""A straightforward plot, spare storytelling and avuncular tone create a contemporary chapter book with an old-fashioned feel." --"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for the "Akimbo" series: "Akimbo is a very brave little boy who keeps his wits about him even when he's being stalked by a rhino." -- "New York Times Book Review" "Satisfying page-turners that celebrate kids' curiosity, love of adventure, and capacity to care for the world they inhabit." -- "Parenting" magazine "The tale's brevity, Smith's concise writing and Pham's evocative full-page half-tone illustrations make this an attractive choice for reluctant readers." -- "Publishers Weekly"" ""A straightforward plot, spare storytelling and avuncular tone create a contemporary chapter book with an old-fashioned feel." -- "Kirkus Reviews"

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