The House on East 88th Street

The House on East 88th Street

By Bernard Waber

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780395181577, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 1973


The first book in the Lyle series, this tells the story of how the Primms found Lyle the crocodile in the bathtub of their new home.

About the Author
Bernard Waber was the beloved author/illustrator of more than thirty picture books, including Courage, Ira Sleeps Over, and Do You See a Mouse? With the publication of The House on East 88th Street in 1962, his Lyle, Lyle Crocodile series of books became a mainstay of children's literature. A Literary Landmark plaque commemorating the adventures of this endearing New York City reptile can now be found on East 88th Street and Bernard Waber's artwork is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibit, curated by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. You can learn more about him at

Praise For The House on East 88th Street

"Illustrations have verve and are a perfect complement to the story. Highly recommended." School Library Journal, Starred