Shoo You Crocodile! by Katrina Germein and Tom Jellett
Little Book Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780648551041. 32pp., pbk.
The class of preschoolers are at the museum when suddenly they are confronted by a large crocodile! With its crocodile teeth it is intent on biting the children's feet. CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP. But instead of running the children stand their ground and STOMP STOMP STOMP and ROAR ROAR ROAR frightening it away. Or have they?
This is one of those books that our youngest readers are going to love because there is no way they will just sit and listen to it. They HAVE to join in with the sound effects, the louder the better so the crocodile is sent back to where it came from. The brilliant illustrations, the repetitive text, the concept of the story and its ending are engaging enough but the urge to make this a full sensory experience will be irresistible.
This is the sort of story I loved sharing with my little ones - our aim was to be so loud that those around us would smile and know that we were engrossed in the enjoyment of the story. Can there be a better experience?