Author(s): Gemma Merino
Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different. He doesn't like water at all. In fact, he prefers climbing trees! But it can be lonely when you're the odd one out, so the little crocodile tries his best to change. But being wet isn't for everyone - and a shiver soon becomes a cold and the cold becomes a sneeze, a very hot sneeze...Could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all? He might just be a DRAGON! A funny, unique and uplifting story from a debut author-illustrator.
Meet a most unusual crocodile!
Long-listed for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 (UK).
The Paper Dolls and The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water [and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish] were all picked as top summer reads in the Metro this week. The selectors included George Hanratty from Tales on Moon Lane bookshop and Katherine Woodfine from Booktrust. metro.co.uk A funny and uplifting story... from a great new author and illustrator. Baby and Me The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water is a delightful story... Beautifully illustrated and well written, The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water promotes the values of taking on new challenges and celebrating hidden talents. familiesonline.co.uk
Gemma Merino won the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration in 2011, whilst studying for her MA in Children's Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Born in Catalonia, Gemma originally studied architecture in Barcelona and has worked in practices in Spain, Dublin, Tel Aviv and now London, where she lives. The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water is her first picture book.