Crocodile's Tears by Alex Beard
  

Synopsis

Crocodile's Tears by Alex Beard

The Black Rhino and his friend Tikbird wonder why Crocodile is crying. They are hesitant to ask him as Crocodile has a reputation for eating animals that come too near! So they circle the area, asking each animal they see why Crocodile is crying. But the animals to ask are difficult to find as their numbers are growing ever smaller. Each animal says perhaps that is why Crocodile is crying-he mourns the potential extinction of certain species. Finally the Black Rhino and Tikbird go back to the Crocodile and ask him the question: why are you crying? They learn he is not crying but in fact doing what all crocs do: wetting his eyes in the hot, dry sun. And the Black Rhino and his friend learn something else: Crocs can snap you up for lunch in a hurry if you don't watch out! And he doesn't mind if you are part of a dying species or not! A humorous ending sets everything right again. A photo of each endangered animal discussed is included in the back of the book, along with a brief description of its current status. The animals include: Black Rhino, Golden Eagle, African Elephant, Long -toed Tree Frog, Brenton Butterfly, Maasai Giraffe and the Cheetah. Also included are the Tikbird and an ostrich and of course the crocodile.

About the Author

Alex Beard is a painter whose work has been shown in New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong, among other cities. Alex grew up among some of the world's most interesting and influential people; Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and their Pop World cohorts were familiar faces in the Beard household. His extensive travels through Africa inspired this book.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Alex Beard
More books by Alex Beard

Publisher

Abrams

Publication date

1st August 2011

ISBN

9781419701269


It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools