Mr. Crookodile by John Bush

Mr. Crookodile

Written by John Bush
Part of the Reading Ladder Level 2 Series

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Mrs Croc wants a better life for herself and her children so Mr Croc needs to make some money – fast! How best to do it? Mr Croc has no intention of working for a living but robbing a bank sounds quite easy. But being a croc who is a crook isn’t as easy as it sounds. Told through words and pictures with speech bubbles to enjoy for shared reading, this is an entertaining story for beginning readers.


Mr. Crookodile by John Bush

Mr. Crocodile needs a job apparently. So says Mrs. Crocodile. But what to do? Luckily, Mr. Crocodile is a croc with imagination. He could be a soccer star - Mr. Soccerdile has a nice ring to it. Or perhaps a cook - Mr. Cookodile sounds splendid. But what would be even easier for a lazy croc would be to turn into Mr. Crookodile and rob a bank!! However, despite a cunning disguise, Mr. Crocodile's plans start to unravel in a very funny way...This comic caper will have you laughing all the way to the bank.

About the Author

John Bush, is not a man who enjoys the spotlight. He did not agree to be photographed for this page. Little did we know this would mean hiding under a hat and behind some ridiculous spectacles and a false moustache. The soft toy snake doubling as an exotic hat band is named Crush, after the python in The Warthog’s Tail, and is John’s constant companion when writing stories.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


John Bush
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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

3rd July 2006




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