By Author / Illustrator
Roger McGough, Greg McLeod
Otter-Barry Books Ltd
The crocodile said to the chimpanzee,
\"Chimpanzee, I want to be free.
The jungle jangle's not for me.\"
Crocodile says goodbye to the jungle and heads for the bright lights of London to find freedom and adventure. But despite the famous sights, city life on a stone-cold street begins to pall... Will crocodile tears become real tears for friends, family and home? A fantastic picture book for reading aloud by poetry legend Roger McGough and award-winning animator Greg McLeod.
An interesting book with lovely pictures but a bit of a strange story!
It begins in the jungle with a crocodile who wants to go on an adventure. He tells all of his jungle friends about his plan and decides to set off on his journey using a banana suit as a disguise. After a long journey, he arrives in London where life is very different. Once he's over the excitement of his new home, he begins to miss the jungle and the people in it. Can you guess what he decides to do?
A slightly quirky picture book, but I imagine children would enjoy looking at the illustrations and find the funny story entertaining. It is also a rhyming story which children usually enjoy!
Reviewed by Lucy Newton, Teacher / Picture Book / Ages 5+
Suggested Reading Age 5+