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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile) (original 1965; edition 1987)

by Bernard Waber

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Title:Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)
Authors:Bernard Waber
Info:Sandpiper (1987), Paperback, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Green, friendship, crocodile, neighbors, picture book, hero, family, fantasy

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber (1965)



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CUTE!! ( )
  JeniferCWolff | Sep 23, 2016 |
This is a very cute and creative children's book. It is picture and students will quickly realize it is fiction, but will still have a great time either listening to or reading. The illustrations are very creative and colorful. They add to the whimsical feel of the story. I would recommend this as a great read aloud for younger students or an independent read for older students. ( )
  HRegister95 | Sep 12, 2016 |
In this story, Lyle is a friendly crocodile who lives with the Primms. However, while he enjoys helping those around him, he is disliked by Mr. Grumps, who eventually has him sent to a zoo. When he is rescued by his friend, they plan to move to Australia. However, when he sees that Mr. Grumps house is on fire, he goes in and rescues both Mr. Grumps and his cat. Mr. Grumps realizes Lyle's brave and kind character and finally accepts him.

This story has many opportunities for students to practice predicting. Throughout much of the first part of the book, Mr. Grumps continues to threaten that something needs to be done about Lyle. Students might as "I wonder" questions and predict what Mr. Grumps will do. They might also practice comparing and contrasting Mr. Grumps and Lyle as characters. Students might also build connections with the book about the dangers of judging others too quickly without really getting to know them.
  sso14 | Jul 23, 2016 |
I picked this book because the illustrations reminded me of Madeline and because I love crocodiles. For this book, I would have students write what type of animal they would want to have if they could pick any animal in the world. ( )
  ksd011 | Jan 31, 2016 |
I really liked this book and I feel that it can be a good message to kids to stand up for themselves and not let bullies bring them down. It also sends a good message that just because someone is a bully does not mean you need to be a bully back and sink to their level. You should always be the better person. ( )
  nicole.emanuele | Nov 30, 2015 |
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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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