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The Crocodile Blues by Coleman Polhemus

The Crocodile Blues

by Coleman Polhemus

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This is a humorous book about a man that finds himself in a pickle when the egg he brings home turns out to be much more than he bargained for!
  michebee | Oct 4, 2016 |
This is a delightful children’s book. The book uses very few words with most of them used as sound effects. It has many flip open pages that make the book tall on some pages and wide on others. But the most interesting aspect of the book is the use of color. The book uses only five colors: black, white, gray, yellow and blue. I found the creative way the artist used these colors made the book very enjoyable to explore. In fact, it was this use of color on the cover that made me pick up the book in the first place. But a book is more than art, it needs story and this book has a very fun and easy to follow adventure any child (and adult) would enjoy. ( )
  Chris177 | Nov 14, 2013 |
Eye-catching blue, yellow, and black digitally-created illustrations tell the story of a man and his bird who bring home an egg from the store. Unfortunately, when it cracks, it's not what they're expecting. The design of the book includes some fold-out pages which extend the idea of what a book can be. There's a lot of humor in the illustrations.
  kateweber | May 13, 2009 |
A story about a man who buys an egg which turns out to hatch into a crocodille. He then runs away from his house and rents a little one room until he gets an invitation from the crocodile to come back to the house. When he arrives he discovers his house is now a club/restaurant. This silly story is unexpected at each page so it keeps the audience guessing what will happen next. I love how the pages open up into larger pictures.
  jpeer | Jan 17, 2009 |
Wordless tale of a man walking along with a bird on his head, seeking some groceries and an egg. Illustrations are surprising, help direct the story but allow for creativity. Good use of color and shadow. Several fold out pages. ( )
  MrsBond | Sep 18, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076363543X, Hardcover)

A quirky mystery featuring jazzy artwork and intriguing gatefolds! This near-wordless story is so much fun that you’ll be improvising aloud as the plot unfolds.

It begins with an egg (no ordinary egg) and an unsuspecting fellow. And then with a CRACK — and a furtive peek in the fridge — this offbeat story is off and running! Before we know it, our hero is hiding under the bed. Next he is fleeing out the door and setting himself up in some safe new digs, until — swoosh — a strange invitation arrives. Both humorously retro and wholly original, with very few words and plenty of double takes, THE CROCODILE BLUES is a book with creative bite that will leave readers anything but blue.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:03 -0400)

A wordless tale in which a man and his pet cockatoo discover, much to their dismay, the true nature of the egg they bring home from the store.

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