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The Selfish Crocodile : The Selfish Crocodile - Faustin Charles

The Selfish Crocodile

The Selfish Crocodile

By: Faustin Charles, Michael Terry (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9780747541936
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 3+ years old

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Every morning a very large and very snappy crocodile shouts this selfish message: 'Stay away from my river! It's MY river! If you come in my river, I'll eat you all!' The animals in the forest don't know what to do. They are frightened of the crocodile. Even the fish, tadpoles, frogs, crabs and crayfish stay out of the water. Until one day, the creatures are woken by a loud groaning sound which turns out to be the selfish crocodile in a lot of pain, and the smallest of them all, a little mouse, finds a way to solve their snappy dilemma!

Astoundingly bright, bold illustrations bring to life all the wonderful creatures of the forest in a rainbow of colours.

About The Author

Faustin Charles is a renowned poet and story-teller. His collection of Afro-Caribbean rhymes was published to great success by Puffin. This is his first picture book text. Bloomsbury Children's Books are also publishing his first poetry collection in October 1998, establishing Faustin as a Bloomsbury author across the board. Faustin spends much time in schools and libraries story-telling, and is also Library Buyer for Enfield. He lives in North London.

Mike Terry is most well-known for his wonderful cover illustrations for Dick King-Smith, including The Hodgeheg and The Sheep-Pig (the basis for the successful film Babe). This is his first picture book. Mike lives in Hythe, Kent.

Great for all ages


A great book for all ages of children especially leading up to school. It demonstrates selfish behaviour and how a selfless act can change the situation. Great pictures that the little ones can follow.

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The Selfish Crocodile

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ISBN: 9780747541936
ISBN-10: 0747541930
Series: The Selfish Crocodile
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.8 x 24.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1