Review Blog

Jun 15 2009

Uncle Eddie and the croc by Lucy Farmer

cover image

Black dog, 2009. ISBN 9781742030517
(Ages 6-8) A book for newly independent readers, this sequel to Uncle Eddie and the hippos, follows the adventures of Uncle Eddie who looks after a national park on the shores of Lake Wakka Wakka. One day he finds a large crocodile sunning itself in front of his house in the Zambian bush and after unsuccessfully trying to move it on before it frightens the tourists, he goes to the local chief for advice. The chief comes up with a cunning plan to scare the crocodile away, but it has disastrous consequences.
This is an appealing book that will attract young readers with its scary picture of a crocodile on the front cover. Croc facts, found at the back of the books will intrigue the reader and a glossary describing an African chief and African animals will be welcome. The vivid colours of the African bush and the compelling faces of Uncle Eddie, the chief and the scouts illustrated by Kevin Burgemeestre will add interest to the story.
Pat Pledger

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2017 Children's Peace Literature Award Short List
Inkys Awards 2017
2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
2017 NSW Premier's History Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards 2017
CBCA Awards 2017 winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature 2017
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates