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If I had a crocodile (If I had a…)

Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow


A charming and imaginative story in the bestselling 'If I had a...' series, which imagines life with a crocodile as a pet

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There’s more to a crocodile than its scaly skin and scary teeth – they stay cool under pressure (in part because they can’t sweat) and on a rainy day, they love nothing more than a fast game of Snap!

This latest addition to the 'If I Had a...' series is packed with humour and rollicking rhymes that young children readily catch on to. Its bold, graphic illustrations are stylish and packed with quirky details for children to spot. The book winds down to a satisfying end where the little girl drifts off to sleep, making it perfect for bedtime routines.

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'The rhyming and rhythm are irresistible, ideal for storytime, with plenty of fun vocabulary... Strikingly composed illustrations are as important as words... Snappy images and jazzy rhymes make this a delight to read aloud'
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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 23.8 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 18 May 2023

ISBN: 9780500653050

About the Author

Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a script-writer for children’s television. Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine. Alex and Gabby are also the duo behind A House for Mouse and A Song for Bear (both Thames & Hudson).