Crocodile and Hen: A Bakongo Folktale

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HarperCollins, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 45 pages
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Crocodile is determined to eat fat and juicy-looking Hen! But when he opens his mouth wide to swallow her, Hen calmly says, "My brother, don't eat me," and Crocodile just can't do it. What does Hen mean? How can Crocodile be her brother? Does Hen know something Crocodile doesn't?

Clever Hen outwits the confused and hungry Crocodile in this comic folktale from the Bakongo people of Africa.

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User Review  - ktinney2315937 - LibraryThing

Crocodile really wants to eat hen, but every time he goes to she calls him brother and that makes him not want to eat her. He is so puzzled about why Hen keeps calling him brother, so he goes to as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tien.Nguyen - LibraryThing

A crocodile decides to eat a hen several times. The hen went down by the river to look for food and water. This hen was big and smart. When the crocodile opened his mouth to eat this hen, the hen said ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Joan Lexau is the author of many picture books for children including the My First I Can Read Book Go Away, Dog, written under the pen name, Joan Nodset, and illustrated by Paul Meisel. Ms. Lexau lives in Otisville, NY.

Doug Cushman was born in Springfield, Ohio, on May 4, 1953. He moved to Connecticut with his family when he was 15 years old. Cushman attended a private art school in Connecticut called the Paier School of Art. While in high school he created comic books, selling them to his classmates for a nickel a piece. He also drew a comic strip for the school newspaper. Since 1978 he has illustrated over 80 children's books, 14 of which he wrote himself. Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery is a Reading Rainbow book. Other awards include a notable trade book honor from the National Council of Teachers of English for King Karfu, a nomination for the 1998 Garden State Children's Book award for Aunt Eater's Mystery Christmas and the 1996 Rebuen Award for Magazine and Book Illustration sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society for King Karfu.

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