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A little crocodile explores a day at the park in this colorful, noisy book filled with sounds and new experiences -- some wonderful, some not -- that are sure to delight toddlers.
What sounds does the Little Crocodile hear on the first day of preschool?
The alarm clock goes ring, ring
The car goes vroom vroom
The elephant says peekaboo
The drum goes rat-a-tat
The food goes nom nom nom
And the crocodile says... WAHHHH!
In this charming book of sounds, a little crocodile experiences the highs and lows of preschool, ultimately enjoying their day . . . after a small meltdown, of course! Little ones will delight in the adorable illustrations and fun read-aloud, and parents will delight in the sly humor and familiar emotional rollercoaster of a toddler's day.
About the Author
EVA MONTANARI was born in Rimini, five minutes away from the sea. She has always loved reading and has been inventing her own stories for as long as she can remember. Using traditional techniques -- pencil, chalk, oil and acrylics -- she creates playful tableaux populated with endearing characters. Since 2000, her books have been published all over the world, and her work has been featured in many exhibitions such as the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators' Exhibition, the Original Art Show at the New York Society of Illustrators, the Sarmede International Illustration exhibition, the Nami Island International Children's Book Festival and the Sharjah Book Fair.
"This endearing take on a common preschool scenario will make an appealing read-aloud at home or school." —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
"Montanari brings to children and parents the direct emotional experience of separation, sweetened by beautiful art." —Imaginary Elevators
"A beautiful book about a little crocodile’s first day of school." —TheBabySpot.ca
"Cute illustrations and simple text make this a fun read-aloud and a great introduction to adjusting to the first day of preschool." —Calgary Herald