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The Good Ship Crocodile

The Good Ship Crocodile

The Creative Company

By J. Patrick Lewis illustrated by Monique Felix


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When the skies of Africa darken with rain and the river swells, a good natured crocodile named Snout lends his broad back to many stranded animal neighbors. After he ferries soggy fireflies, dripping hedgehogs, and other creatures over dangerous waters, his good deeds are repaid in full when a shift to hot, dry weather leaves him vulnerable instead. Written by Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Monique Felix, The Good Ship Crocodile is a charming story of friendship sure to inspire readers of all ages.

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Size: 9-3/4 x 9-3/4 in;
Pages: 32 pp;
Interest level: Age 5 and up Color illustrations
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2013
ISBN: 9781568462387
Prolific author J. Patrick Lewis has been honored as America’s Children’s Poet Laureate (2011–13) and garnered the 2011 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award.

Swiss artist Monique Felix has illustrated more than 40 celebrated children’s books, including Creative Editions’ popularMouse Book series, The Rumor, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Tuba Lessons.