Crocodile's Tears

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Harry N. Abrams, Jan 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Black Rhino and Tickbird want to know why Crocodile is crying. They search the African landscape for other animals who might know the answer. The few they find suggest Crocodile is sad that so many of them face extinction. But when Black Rhino finally asks Crocodile why heís crying, he learns an interesting fact: Crocodile isnít really crying; heís wetting his eyes in the hot, dry sun like all crocodiles do. And Black Rhino learns something else about crocodiles: they can have you for lunch if you donít watch out!
Including a photo of each animal featured in the story along with a description of its current status on the list of endangered species, this picture book is a great educational tool. A share of the proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Shompole Community Trust, a land and animal reserve in Kenya.

Praise forCrocodile's Tears
"Beardís illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful in their simplicity. The rhythm of Beardís writing keeps the reader engaged, and will lend itself to being read aloud easily...this book is a must-have for any ďgreenĒ collection."
ĖLibrary Media Connection

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Review: Crocodile's Tears

User Review  - Gray - Goodreads

Way too long for a picture book. Turns into a chore and a bore. Read full review

Review: Crocodile's Tears

User Review  - Holly Thompson - Goodreads

Use this book for prediction! I bet you won't predict the ending, though if you have background knowledge of crocodiles, you might predict part of it. Also a good book for introducing different endangered animals. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Alex Beard is an artist whose work has been shown in New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York, and Hong Kong, among other major cities. He lives with his wife and their children in New Orleans.

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