Crocodile Smile Book and CD

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Harper Collins, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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10 Songs of the Earth as the Animals See It
  • Piece of Jungle
    A tufted-eared marmoset tells about the animals, including humans, who call the jungle home.

  • Pretty Tree
    A young giant panda listens to the "chop! chop!" of an axe as the man destroying his bamboo thicket gets closer and closer.

  • I've Never Eaten a Princess
    A Komodo dragon bemoans the damage fairy tales have done to his reputation.

  • I Am Not A Hat
    An egret does her best to discourage an admirer from using her feathers for a hat.

  • Take It Slow
    A wise old Galápagos tortoise endorses life in the slow lane.

  • Crocodile Smile
    A crocodile who's lost her mate laments her inability to show her true feelings.

  • Being Extinct
    The skeleton of a triceratops shares a bit of firsthand experience.

  • Pad, Pad, Pad
    A tiger following her instincts stalks the cattle grazing in a field where jungle once stood.

  • I'm an Animal
    What are humans made of?

  • Let It Spin
    An anthem to the earth.
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    About the author (2003)

    Sarah weeks was born March 18, 1955 in Ann Arbor Michigan. She received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from New York University. Sarah is the author of numerous best-selling children's books including Glamourpuss, Woof!: A Love Story, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth, If I Were a Lion, the hilarious Mrs. McNosh series, and many more. Sarah's book, So B. It, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

    Lois Ehlert was born November 9, 1934, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Layton School of Art. She has also worked as an art teacher, freelance illustrator, and designer. Her work as an author and an illustrator has appeared in countless publications and has received numerous awards and honors. In addition to creating books, Ehlert has produced toys, games, clothes for children, posters, brochures, catalogs, and banners. She has received the Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, for Color Zoo, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Snowballs, the Booklist Editors' Choice for Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento Folklórico Mexicano, the IRA Teachers' Choice and NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts for Feathers for Lunch, the American Library Association Notable Children's Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

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