Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374380649, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 20, 2011
In his swampy home, Solomon is looking for fun but nobody wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo is downright huffy. But then somebody else starts making a ruckus . . . and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely croc? Matching vibrant art with rollicking words, Scottish artist Catherine Rayner has created a funny, reassuring story about a rambunctious youngster who chases off the friends he’s trying to make.
“Read-alouds with this book are going to be loud, so get ready.”--Booklist "Short, sweet, and tailor-made for story time, this perfectly paced tale of jungle mischief introduces a toddlerlike crocodile, Solomon, whose definition of “fun” is what other animals would probably label '“annoying.'" --Publishers Weekly, Starred “The juxtaposition of a roaring hippo with an extremely startled Solomon is priceless.” --School Library Journal “Let Solomon Crocodile loose during a story hour and get ready to roar.” --Horn Book Magazine “Light and entertaining fun.” --Kirkus Reviews