The Carnivorous Crocodile by Jonnie Wild and Brita Granström
There’s sly humour in this picture book about five flamboyant flamingos who defy a ‘carnivorous crocodile who crunches creatures’ and so gain access to the waterhole he is claiming for himself alone. This encourages other animals to do the same in a way that bamboozles the crocodile and results in a message about sharing resources delivered with a light touch – although the elephants who finally drive the point home are certainly heavy! The repetition and alliteration in the text will support the less experienced reader and children reading the pictures will enjoy having greater awareness than the crocodile.
The author is donating his royalties in support of wildlife habitat conservation projects in Africa. To discover more books illustrated by Brita Granström see our booklist.
Otter-Barry Books 9781910959916