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Review: There’s a Crocodile in the House by Paul Cookson

There’s a Crocodile in the House, Paul Cookson, Illustrated by Liz Million, Otter-Barry Books

There’s a Crocodile in the House by Paul Cookson, Illustrations by Liz Million, Otter-Barry Books.

This is a book made for reading aloud – a parade of mad animals, pirate teachers, aliens and carnivorous toilet seats join the crocodile in the house, all poems just screaming for audience participation, heckling, joining in and repetition. This is a fun book for younger poetry lovers. The charming and witty illustrations are perfect.

Here’s a sample:

There’s a Crocodile in the House!

Big sharp teeth

Open mouth

There’s a crocodile in the house

I did not smile

Did not laugh

There’s a Crocodile in the bath

I did not know

What to think

There’s a crocodile in the sink

I did not know

What to do

There’s a crocodile in the loo

Face turned white

Eyes turned red

There’s a crocodile in my bed

Then I did

A crazy dance

There’s a crocodile in my pants

Big sharp teeth

Open mouth

There’s a crocodile in the house!

Paul Cookson

Recommended for participation purposes and fun!

Author:

Poet, blogger and owner of Lola the alert dog. Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars, Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. I give Zoom lessons on writing poetry for children. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com @Lizpoet

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