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Solomon Crocodile

Written by Catherine Rayner

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

Early Years Adventure Stories Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on Solomon Crocodile

An entertaining book about different kinds of play

Prize-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner fills her pages with big animals. This time it is Solomon the crocodile with great big teeth who wants to play - but Solomon’s idea of play is rather different from everyone else. Solomon charges and stalks - “Uh oh” - no one wants to play with him! But then someone turns up who wants to play just like Solomon… 

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Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

More About This Book

Solomon Crocodile was shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.   The Judges said: The depiction of the animal characters is superb, with Solomon the archetypal naughty toddler. The use of colour is exquisite throughout, and the book has a real sense of vibrancy and energy. There's such variety in the layout but the images follow on from each other perfectly.

Solomon Crocodile Synopsis

Poor Solomon is looking for some fun but no one wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo? Well, the less said about the hippo, the better! But then somebody else starts causing trouble . . . and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely crocodile?

Solomon Crocodile is a snappy, happy, fun story with stunning artwork from the Kate Greenaway award-winning Catherine Rayner.

Solomon Crocodile Press Reviews

Sure to make toddlers chortle with glee. - Books For Keeps

Praise for Ernest:

"The illustration in this book is simply gorgeous" - Daily Mail 

"Catherine Rayner's illustrations are, as always, simply brilliant" - Literacy Time Plus 

"Catherine's drawings of the large moose and his small friend with their ever-changing expressions are wonderful" - The Scotsman

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529021196
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Author: Catherine Rayner
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Adventure Stories, Animals

About Catherine Rayner

Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BA Hons in Visual Communication and Illustration from Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Much of her inspiration – and occasionally modelling! – for her illustration comes from her pets: her horse Shannon, guinea pig Marvin, dog Ellie, cat Emma and two goldfish, Bruce and Sheila. Catherine was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award Best New Illustrator in 2006, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.   Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize winning illustrator Catherine Rayner ...

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