Crocopotamus (Board book)

Mix and match the wild animals!

By Mary Murphy

Candlewick, 9780763681029, 12pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

List Price: 8.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Mix and match the front and back of wild animals to produce silly and magnificent new species!

What do you call a cross between a tiger and a zebra? How about an elephant and a hippopotamus? Find out as you flip the pages and create incredible critters and silly animal names. Sturdy board-book pages open to the left and the right for easy manipulation by little hands, and bright, bold animals wait to be mixed up again and again.


About the Author

Mary Murphy is the author-illustrator of many board books for children, including Slow Snail, I Kissed the Baby!, and Quick Duck! She has also created many picture books, including A Kiss Like This, Say Hello Like This!, and Utterly Lovely One. She lives in Galway, Ireland.


Praise For Crocopotamus: Mix and match the wild animals!

A colorful and fun book featuring sturdy flaps to mix and match to create a variety of wild animals...Young children will have a blast flipping the flaps to see all the different possibilities.
—School Library Journal

It is a rare find to have a book that so easily and enjoyably allows the practice of phonemic awareness, an essential pre-literacy skill. With 49 possible combinations, this is a book that can be looked at over and over again. What fun!
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In this cleverly designed mix-and-match board book, little ones flip pages to make silly combinations of critters...Kiddos will love exploring the many mixed-up critters, and the whimsical new names—“Hippoon,” “Monpotamus,” “Crocokey,” and so on—are sure to elicit giggles. Sturdy pages guarantee lots of gleeful flipping.
—Booklist Online