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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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A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire.
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  TUCC | Jun 22, 2017 |
Summary: Lyle is a friendly crocodile who was leaving happily with the Primms ion East 88th St. but that all changes when Mr. Grumps, the next door neighbor, putts Lyle in the zoo. Though we see Mr. Grump change his mind about Lyle the crocodile after she saved Mr. Grumps from a fire. This allowed Lyle to back to her family.
Review: I love the book it has an easy context to follow. I believe that no mater the age of the person who reads this book, they fall in love with it. Its easy to follow along and understand the concept and key theme of the book.
Class: Can use this book to teach children to not judge a book by its cover. Meaning that one should get to know someone before they start to say things a about certain person.
Media: Main media is watercolors and pen and ink. Coloring pencils, crayons, and dyes are used to intense colors.
Age: intermidiate-primary
Genre: Fantasy. This is a fantasy book because we have a crocodile who is living with a family as if its a real person. Which then saves a man from a fire. This kinds of situations is not possible in real life. Making it a fantasy book.
  little_manb | Mar 20, 2017 |
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 |
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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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