Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Professional Crocodile by Giovanna Zoboli

How Else Would A Professional Crocodile Dress?

This wordless book shows crocodile getting up to the noise of an alarm, brushing his teeth, choosing the right tie, eating, and heading to work on a crowded train. The illustrations are of both humans and animals on their way to work, we assume. Most accept crocodile as though he's just one of the crowd, however, a few look a bit oddly at him.

The book, though wordless, conveys lots of emotions and information. This book was originally published in Italy so some of the signs in the artwork will have unfamiliar words.

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me: Nothing

What I Liked Most:  If this story sounds a bit mundane and not quite kid-friendly, I wondered the same thing. But after finishing the book, then reading. . . no, looking at the pictures again, I’m positive children will love pouring over these illustrations. They are extraordinarily well done and many times funny, plus the ending has a twist that many won’t see coming, I certainly didn't! I definitely recommend it.

Author: Giovanna Zoboli 
Illustrator: Mariachiara Di Giorgio
Publisher:  Chronicle Books (August 2017)

  • Word Count: 0
  • Ages: 5+
  • Pages: 32

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