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The Crocodile Under the Bed

Written by Judith Kerr

Illustrated by Judith Kerr

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LoveReading View on The Crocodile Under the Bed

From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes a glorious picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go to the Queen’s birthday party with his family and friends. And that makes him very disappointed! But when Matty gets left behind with only his sleepy grandfather to keep him company, something very amazing happens! Soon Matty is having the most fabulous adventures with a very special crocodile who comes out from under the bed… ~ Julia Eccleshare

The Crocodile Under the Bed Synopsis

A magical new classic in the making from the creator of the beloved favourite, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Once there was a little boy called Matty, and he was very sad...From the creator of the iconic picture books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, comes a brand new story about joy, parties...and crocodiles! Matty is sick, and very sad because he's too sick to go to the Queen's birthday party! But when he gets an unexpected visitor, it seems that Matty might not miss out after all...

The Crocodile Under the Bed Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of the younger members of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read the full reviews here.

  • Cassandra Butler, age 5 - 'I really enjoyed this story as Matty gets to go to a birthday party after all, even though he’s sick thanks to a crocodile!'
  • Cassandra’s Mum - 'Cassandra in general had hardly any problems reading the text and the wonderful illustrations really brought the story to life.'
  • Joseph Cross, age 2 - 'Another lovely story from Judith Kerr that little ones will want to hear and see again and again...Joseph loved this book and made me read it three times in a row.'
  • Robyn, age 5 - 'Robyn loved this book, both the great story and the wonderful illustrations.'

The Crocodile Under the Bed Press Reviews

'Kerr is one of the best authors a child of 3+ could encounter.' The Times

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008166687
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9780007586776
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007586752
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008166687
Publication date: 28th January 2016
Author: Judith Kerr
Illustrator: Judith Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book
Pagination: 34 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Judith Kerr

July 2016 Judith Kerr wins a Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the award at London Zoo, at a ceremony hosted by former Children’s Laureate and BookTrust President, Michael Morpurgo. Judith Kerr said: "I am honoured and delighted that I have been chosen to receive the BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I thank them very much, and as the presentation is to be at London Zoo, I’ll also be able to thank the tigers in the tiger enclosure who started it all."   Judith Kerr was born in Berlin in 1923 but escaped from Hitler’...

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