Celebrate the imagination—and the love between father and son—with a fun, rhyming, and totally original picture book. On a hot summer’s day, a young boy playfully sets out on a “crocodaddy hunt” in the lake. Following the creature’s shadow, dark and wet, he’s soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc’s back. And when they leave the water, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms into...just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations (complete with wily crocodile in Dad’s swim trunks) highlight the story’s humor and warmth.
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Kim Norman has over 25 years' experience as a singer, dancer, storyteller and comedic actress. She spends several weeks each summer teaching children how to develop their dramatic skills and has also written poems and other picture books. David Walker worked for Hallmark Cards as an art director. He now does freelance illustration and has illustrated many books.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1—A little boy and his father frolic in a pond on a lazy summer day. The child is "captain of the Crocodaddy hunt." He rides the creature, lures it with a sandwich, and splashes and giggles, but he doesn't succeed in taming the wild beast until he tickles its knees. The final spread shows the father restored to his human form, while the boy, "a little chip off the lazy old Croc," pretends to be the crocodile. Walker's vibrant colors and expressive characters bounce along with the percussive rhyming text, lending visual power to what could have been a one-note premise. This celebration of imaginative play holds appeal for children.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Book Description Sterling, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111402744609
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