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Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play

Written by Jane Newberry

Illustrated by Carolina Rabei

Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play Synopsis

A great big green crocodile lay down for a nap. I lay down beside him until he went...SNAP! Sixteen exuberant action rhymes for young children and babies, with 'Let's play' guidance and joyful illustrations.

Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play Press Reviews

A perfect collection to introduce young children to the joy of poetry. * Charlotte Hacking, CLPE * A collection of new nursery rhymes, this is a book for parents and adults to share with the very youngest to spark a lifelong love of poetry... a perfect post-lockdown book, allowing adults and small children to connect and share poems. It's beautifully presented and perfectly illustrated. * CLIPPA nomination * This is a lively and engaging collection of contemporary action rhymes. Child-friendly images bounce, zoom, creep and bump off the pages filling the space with a lively visual experience. The colours are vibrant and textured - in tune with the immediacy of the words. So get zooming to the moon or tap, tap, tapping with those wooden spoons - it will be fun. -- Ferelith Hordon * Books for Keeps 4 star review * We do love this book, and I am about to Face Time with a 3-year old...which one shall I choose? Big Green Crocodile. * Dolphin Book Blog * Whether your children are babies, soon to start reading at school, or somewhere in between, this is for you. Caroline Rabei's wonderful illustrations showing enthusiastic young child participants in all the action make this an even more delightful sharing experience for both children and adults. * Red Reading Hub * A delight. Love it. Rhymes for inside, outside, quiet and loud, sitting and standing. With actions added for each one on every page. Love it. * Jo Bowers, Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University * Rhymes that make you want to clap your hands and laugh out loud. -- Michael Morpurgo A truly MUST-HAVE for anyone spending time with young children. And forget the book's blurb that mentions 'toddlers and babies', many of the sixteen original action rhymes inside will be appreciated by school-age children too. The rhymes are infectiously rhythmic and each one is accompanied by LET'S PLAY guidance on suggested actions. [A] wonderful collection, joyfully illustrated by Carolina Rabei. * Achuka *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910959619
Publication date: 5th March 2020
Author: Jane Newberry
Illustrator: Carolina Rabei
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Jane Newberry

Jane Newberry's unique insight into very little children began as a puppeteer at children's parties, where she discovered what makes children laugh. For over 25 years Jane taught Early Years Music to various groups. She wrote and illustrated three song books, A Sackful of Songs, A Sackful of Christmas and Hey, What's in the Sack? before moving on to gather the many play-rhymes used in groups over the years. Married to Pat and living in Cornwall, Jane has four children and two grandchildren. She is currently writing grown-up poetry but always finds time to work with children and parents at Rhyme-Time ...

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