Professional Crocodile

by Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara Di Giorgio

Like many professionals, Mr. Crocodile wakes to the sound of an alarm, dresses in... read more

Like many professionals, Mr. Crocodile wakes to the sound of an alarm, dresses in a shirt and tie, and enjoys a hot beverage before making his way out of his apartment and into the bustling city. With only a handful of exceptions Mr. Crocodile’s fellow city dwellers are human, but they pay no attention to the large, well-dressed reptile in their midst. Newspaper in hand, Mr. Crocodile squeezes his way into a crowded subway car, hops off at his stop, and purchases a bouquet of flowers and a rotisserie chicken as he walks the last few blocks to work. He passes a monkey enclosure before entering a locker room, where he neatly removes his clothing and stores his chicken. Towel around his waist, he enters a large, domed room equipped with pool, trees, and a glass wall behind which wide-eyed humans watch Mr. Crocodile—now sans towel—lie on his belly next to the pool. This wordless picture book will have readers guessing about Mr. Crocodile’s profession until the delightfully satisfying end, and the illustrations are chock full of details just waiting to be discovered upon a reread. (Ages 3-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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