Recommended by Mrs Howard
This is a fun book to read aloud as it is all in rhyme. It has beautiful, brightly coloured, bold illustrations to bring the story to life and lots of opportunities for using different voices,
The story is about a hungry crocodile who comes in search of his dinner only to find that the animals all have a reason why he shouldn’t eat them, such as the flamingos claiming that they are made of sweet pink candyfloss which will ruin his teeth.
The crocodile is taken in by their stories but he gets so hungry that he ends up crying big crocodile tears and calling, “I WANT MY MUMMY!” which the children think is hilarious. The animals feel sorry for him and make friends with him.
But lurking behind a tree is a tiger…