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Cover for Crocopotamus


Mix and match the wild animals!

Mary Murphy

Board book

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


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.

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

Candlewick, 9780763681029, 12pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

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.