DIAL-A-CROC by Mike Dumbleton


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Age Range: 4 - 7
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 An imaginative, disarming first book: Vanessa has a unique money-making scheme. She captures a crocodile, tames him with a tough bargain, and rents him out--to a House of Horrors, a swimming team (the swimmers speed up to escape him), as a ticket- puncher and an ice-crusher--until Dial-a-Croc gets homesick and drives a poetically just reverse bargain. James's good-humored illustrations, featuring a relaxed but wickedly deft line, are a perfect match for the text's comical logic. Good fun. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-531-05945-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1991


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