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The Truth About Crocodiles

By: Maxwell Eaton, III

Did you know that crocs often keep rocks in their stomachs in order to stay underwater longer?

Did you know that baby crocs make sounds similar to kittens when they hatch?

Did you know that crocs have a lot of teeth, but don’t actually chew their food?

Discover these facts and more in this new addition to the popular series that combines raucous amounts of humor with a surprising amount of information on beloved animal friends.

Crocodile facts. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations were created using pen and ink with digital coloring.

ISBN: 9781250198440

JLG Release: Aug 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Crocodiles , Reptiles , Animal behavior and characteristics , Humor

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Awards & Honors

2020 Green Earth Book Award for Picture Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

The spotlight is on crocodiles in this lively addition to Eaton’s series (previ-ous titles presented “seriously funny facts” about hippos, bears, dolphins, and elephants). Straightforward informational prose provides a crash course on croco-dile types, diet, reproduction, habitat, and more. The cartoonlike pen-and-ink illustrations tell a sto The spotlight is on crocodiles in this lively addition to Eaton’s series (previ-ous titles presented “seriously funny facts” about hippos, bears, dolphins, and elephants). Straightforward informational prose provides a crash course on croco-dile types, diet, reproduction, habitat, and more. The cartoonlike pen-and-ink illustrations tell a story of their own, with thick black outlines and bold colors. Crocs and other creatures—including a party hat–wearing kid—are shown with speech bubbles in silly fictionalized scenarios, often cracking jokes as they react to the factual content and plan a birthday party for the kid and the baby crocs who hatch in the story. At the same time, labels and panels (often resembling wooden park signage) are featured on the visually dense pages, revealing additional facts with relatable, child-friendly explanations. “A baby croc often weighs as little as a stick of butter.” A spread of “croc country no-nos” includes safety tips; the scare factor is kept to a minimum through the use of humor and thoughtful descrip-tions. (Although humans are listed on the croc diet diagram, the only prey fiercely hunted and devoured by a croc in this book is a birthday-party piñata.) This wacky, fact-packed title can serve multiple purposes: educational, entertaining, and everything in between.

Book Details

ISBN

9781250198440

First Release

August 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

597.98/2

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.6; Points: 3;

Lexile

Level 480L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Roaring Brook

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Crocodiles, Reptiles, Animal behavior and characteristics, Humor,

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