Solomon Crocodile (Hardcover)

By Catherine Rayner, Catherine Rayner (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 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.

About the Author

Catherine Rayner lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the creator of Harris Finds His Feet, winner of the 2009 Kate Greenaway Medal in the U.K.

Praise For Solomon Crocodile

“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