The Crocodile Blues (Hardcover)

By Coleman Polhemus, Coleman Polhemus (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763635435, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007



A quirky mystery featuring jazzy artwork and intriguing gatefolds This near-wordless story is so much fun that you ll be improvising aloud as the plot unfolds.
It begins with an egg (no ordinary egg) and an unsuspecting fellow. And then with a CRACK and a furtive peek in the fridge this offbeat story is off and running Before we know it, our hero is hiding under the bed. Next he is fleeing out the door and setting himself up in some safe new digs, until swoosh a strange invitation arrives. Both humorously retro and wholly original, with very few words and plenty of double takes, THE CROCODILE BLUES is a book with creative bite that will leave readers anything but blue.

About the Author

Coleman Polhemus, who says he can t remember a time when he didn t draw, has worked in commercial illustration and produced fine art in a variety of media. Born in Alabama, he currently lives in Australia."