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The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles
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The Selfish Crocodile (edition 2000)

by Faustin Charles (Author), Michael Terry (Illustrator)

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A selfish crocodile who will not share the river with the other jungle animals changes his mind after receiving help from a brave mouse.
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Title:The Selfish Crocodile
Authors:Faustin Charles (Author)
Other authors:Michael Terry (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (2000)
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This book teaches students how being selfish gets you nowhere. The crocodile was so mean to the other animals nobody wanted to help him, but the mouse ended up being nice enough to help the crocodile get the bad tooth out of his mouth. The crocodile began to change his attitude and let all the animals bathe and drink in the river.
  erieyl | Dec 9, 2022 |
The selfish crocodile didn't want anyone else to drink or bath from the river so one day he shouted to the creatures of the forest to stay away from the river because it was his. Nobody came near the river; they were scared of the crocodile. One morning the forest was awakened by a loud groaning sound. The crocodile was crying in pain and the creatures watched him in pain. Some thought he might die and then they could finally use the river again and some felt sorry for the crocodile. Then a mouse ran to help the crocodile while all the creatures watched in fear for the mouse. The mouse had pulled the crocodile's tooth out which was causing the crocodile tooth pain. The crocodile gave the mouse a nut to thank him and the two became the best of friends. One day the crocodile finally sent all the animals an invitation to come drink and bathe from the river and the river soon belonged to everyone once again.

This story was really cute. I really liked how the little mouse was the only one brave enough to help the crocodile and how the mouse's kindness changed the crocodile into a better crocodile. This story reminds me a little bit of the Lion and the Mouse fable, but with a slightly different message. Overall, this was a great story to teach children kindness and sharing. ( )
  m.curtis | Apr 25, 2020 |
The selfish crocodile shows what can happen if you are selfish and shows what can happen if you are not selfish. The selfish part of the crocodile shows that people don't want to be friends with him. The unselfish part of the crocodile shows that people do want to be friends with him. ( )
  MelanieKelly | Jul 21, 2019 |
In this story there is a big crocodile that is very selfish. He will not let the other animals drink or bathe in his river. So, the other animals have to go miles out of their way to get something to drink. Until one day they heard a groan coming from the river and when they went to check it out they saw the crocodile laying on his back holding his jaw in pain. The animals were scared to get to close to him but there was a little mouse who was not scared at all. The little mouse crawled in the crocodiles open mouth and pulled a cracked tooth. The crocodiles pain was gone and he was so happy. He then let all the animals drink and swim in his river.

I enjoyed this story. It is a great story on how to not be selfish. I think its a very good book for children to read so they can learn about how to share things.

After the story the classroom could each tell about a time when they shared with someone and felt good about it. ( )
  Js126863 | Jul 15, 2014 |
Crocodile does not like any animals on his land. When he gets hurt no other animal will help him except for the mouse. Once he feels better he gives the mouse a nut for a thank you and Crocodile now let’s everyone on his land. I can talk about how it is important to be nice and that if you are not nice, you may not have any friends. Also about how the material things aren’t has important as the friends you make when you share.
  Clv017 | Feb 3, 2013 |
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