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Children's Fiction Alligators & Crocodiles

Crocodiles Say?

by (author) Robert Heidbreder

illustrated by Rae Maté

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2005
Alligators & Crocodiles
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2005
    List Price

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Parents, children and teachers will all laugh at the silly antics of the crocs in this raucous new book by poet and teacher Robert Heidbreder. Rae Maté's illustrations will charm children and flatter crocodiles everywhere!

About the authors

Robert Heidbreder was born in Illinois but now lives in British Columbia. He has enchanted children with his joyful poems and rhymes for more than two decades. A former elementary school teacher (and winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence), he believes that children's love of silly and absurd combinations of words makes them natural poets. His books include Eenie Meenie Manitoba, Don't Eat Spiders, I Wished for a Unicorn, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, Python Play, See Saw Saskatchewan, Crocodiles Say, A Sea-Wishing Day, Lickety-Split, Crocodiles Play, Shake-Awakes, Noisy Poems for a Busy Day, Black and Bittern Was Night and Song for a Summer Night.

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Rae Maté illustrator of Crocodiles Say, and the sporty new sequel, Crocodiles Play! Rae Maté has always loved making pictures. She has been painting and showing her work professionally since she graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1986 . Rae also enjoys teaching art to preschoolers, and she divides her painting time between her home studios in Vancouver and Hornby Island BC.

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Librarian Reviews

Crocodiles say…

Frolic along with these raucous reptiles as they romp through a crocodile day. The sparkling illustrations of this humorous new book will surprise and delight readers.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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