Author: Margaret Read MacDonald Illustrator: Derek Sullivan
A rousty croc wreaks havoc in the village when Zuva promises he can come to her party. Never make a promise you cannot keep!
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"the patterned text lending itself to audience participation in MacDonald's trademark style. ....Digitally stylized villagers, their mouths painted to the sides of their faces, meet the jolly crocodile's questions with confusion, allowing readers to be in on the joke. Details add to the fun: He is dolled up with fish bracelets and a leaf bow tie! A brief author's note details the origin of the tale. The importance of keeping promises is delivered with a hearty dose of humor, making this a book to return to. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)
" ...Kirkus, January 15, 2015