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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (1965)

by Bernard Waber

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It's a cute, child-friendly story about a really sweet crocodile that just wants to fit in. His mean neighbor constantly complains about him, and eventually, Lyle plans on leaving town. This illustrations are simple and sweet, the story is easy to follow, and the characters take on a variety of roles as Lyle realizes that he can still be a nice guy to those that aren't nice around him. And in the end, Lyle's cranky neighbor is redeemed by forgiving Lyle and thanking him for saving his life/cat. This is the perfect story for lessons on helping others and being kind even when others aren't kind to us. ( )
  ghelmus | May 20, 2014 |
Would really like to read this to any kids I may one day have. ( )
  Arkrayder | Feb 6, 2014 |
This was a fun story, very quirky, written in 1965. Lyle, Lyle, the Crocodile lives in a big city with a nice family. The grumpy neighbor creates all kinds of problems due to his dislike of the crocodile. Its an adventurous tale with amusing pictures that just makes you smile. I'm not sure how I would used this text in the classroom. It is an engaging narrative that could be incorporated into that unit.
  betcherC | Dec 11, 2013 |
Lyle is a crocodile that lives with a nice family who loves him. Everyone in the neighborhood loves Lyle, except for Mr. Grumps, and his cat, who has Lyle captured and sent to the zoo after causing a ruckus at his department store. Luckily an old friend of Lyle’s helps him escape. When they arrive back at Lyle’s old house they notice that Mr. Grump’s house is on fire and Lyle rushes in to save Mr. Grumps and his cat.
This book also teaches tolerance and the fact that we should give everyone a chance. ( )
  KellyLPickett | Apr 16, 2013 |
good book to do picture walk
  stormiejean | Nov 19, 2012 |
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Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. He likes it there, and his hosts, the Primms, like having him around--he helps young Joshua with his homework, jumps-rope with the neighborhood kids, and browses through antique shops with Mrs. Primm. Much to the affable reptile's dismay, however, he makes his neighbor's cat Loretta crazy, which in turn makes Mr. Grumps, Loretta's owner, even crazier. One day, Mrs. Primm and Lyle are shopping, when Lyle--through no real fault of his own--ends up infuriating department-store bigwig Mr. Grumps who turns red and blue and purple with rage. This unfortunate eruption lands the rollicking reptile in the Central Park zoo where Lyle fights back his crocodile tears. In an elaborate sequence of events, Lyle finds himself back with the Primms on East 88th Street, a neighborhood hero, and, startlingly, even a friend of the mistrustful cat Loretta. Bernard Waber--creator of The House on East 88th Street--charms young readers again with this endearing, whimsical 1965 classic, perfectly complemented by his simple, sketchy, comical illustrations. (Ages 4 to 8)

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Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.

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