What Does the Crocodile Say?
A really smashing ‘starting nursery’ book is this one from author/illustrator, Eva Montanari starring a little crocodile on his very first day at nursery.
Mama wakes him, baths him, dresses him; they eat breakfast together and off they go.
At the door, teacher elephant greets parent and son
and they enter the noisy room where other animals are playing. Little croc. is very reluctant to bid his mum farewell.
Then comes story time
followed by a music session and then it’s time for lunch and thereafter a nap.
When the little ones are awake their teacher entertains them with bubble blowing and after the final POP comes a KNOCK KNOCK on the door.
Mama has arrived to collect little croc who couldn’t be happier to see her. MWAH MWAH …
And will he return tomorrow? It certainly looks that way.
Short and sweet assuredly: I can almost hear adult ‘AWW’s of empathy as they share this one and as for soon-to-start nursery little ones, they’ll most certainly enjoy joining in with the cacophonous sequence of sounds -accompanying the gorgeous illustrations as we follow the little reptile through his day.
An absolute winner this.