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Crocodile Beat by Gail Jorgensen

Crocodile Beat (1988)

by Gail Jorgensen

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Lying in wait in the water, Crocodile hears a multitude of animal sounds and plans on having a tasty dinner, but he is bested by Lion.



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My toddler was given this book as part of a state education program. He loves it very much, as we read it together in a loud, sing-song way, and he gets to make all the animal noises. ( )
  jwryn | Jun 4, 2018 |
interactive book will keep children engaged by making animal sounds. The lion is the protector and trys to keep harmony amongst the other animals. ( )
  Lukemathison | Jul 23, 2016 |
MAYBE 2.5 stars

The animal sounds are fun for a once through but this makes the crocodile look like a bad guy, compared to all other animals which just didn't sit right with us. Also the kids didn't quite get the ending. They thought there should have been more but it just ends abruptly. ( )
  jljaina | May 16, 2015 |
This book is an example of Fantasy, because the animals in the book are doing things that we know aren't possible in real life. For example, Lions don't talk, and bears don't clap and dance. The media used in the wonderful illustrations is ripped paper from all around the world. The story has a sing-songy feel, written with great rhythm. It would be fun for kids to relate to basic knowledge and primary ideas such as animal sounds. The crocodile in the story is the antagonist. He is wanting to eat, or snap at the other animals who are having fun. The lion saves the animals by putting his "throne" chair into the gator's mouth.
  bekahhynes | Feb 17, 2009 |
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