What to Read After... Judy Blume 20/01/20
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Little crocodile doesn't like water. It's cold. It's wet. It's embarrassing. But all of his brothers and sisters love it! While they're playing in the river, splashing in the bath or out at swim club Little Crocodile is just feeling lonely. He tries and tries again but it's no use - water is just not for him. Then a few splashes up the nose lead to sneeze of self-discovery and he realises that there is no reason why he should like water at all!
This short picture book will surprise and delight little readers, and might be of some comfort for those less confident in the water themselves. Varied layouts and a modern muted palette give this charming story real style, and the crocodile's dejected face won't fail to raise a sympathetic smile. Luckily little Crocodile's tale has a neat little twist, making this a fabulously funny addition to the great canon of picture books that celebrate being a little bit different.