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Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play

Written by Jane Newberry

Illustrated by Carolina Rabei

Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play Synopsis

Specially devised to entertain and delight very young children (and incidentally to help along their vocabulary and cognitive skills) here are sixteen original play-rhymes with child-friendly illustrations to cover the events of a baby's or toddler's day, and guidance on how to play: Tickle Beetle runs round your tummy, Tickle Beetle jumps on your nose, Tickle Beetle runs all down your leg And jumps up and down on your toes, Up and down, up and down, He jumps up and down on your toes! (Create a nice sensory experience by wiggling your fingers and tickling gently, as much or as little as your baby likes.) The rhymes cover the day, from morning playtime and lunchtime to being out and about, teatime, evening playtime, bathtime and bedtime. They feature jungle animals, farm animals, buzzing bees, big green crocodiles of course, tractors, rockets, aeroplanes - and lots more!

Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play Press Reviews

This is a lively and engaging collection of contemporary action rhymes. Child-friendly images bounce, zoom, creep and bump off the pages filling the space with a lively visual experience. The colours are vibrant and textured - in tune with the immediacy of the words. So get zooming to the moon or tap, tap, tapping with those wooden spoons - it will be fun. -- Ferelith Hordon * Books for Keeps 4 star review * We do love this book, and I am about to Face Time with a 3-year old...which one shall I choose? Big Green Crocodile. * Dolphin Book Blog * Whether your children are babies, soon to start reading at school, or somewhere in between, this is for you. Caroline Rabei's wonderful illustrations showing enthusiastic young child participants in all the action make this an even more delightful sharing experience for both children and adults. * Red Reading Hub * A delight. Love it. Rhymes for inside, outside, quiet and loud, sitting and standing. With actions added for each one on every page. Love it. * Jo Bowers, Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University * Rhymes that make you want to clap your hands and laugh out loud -- Michael Morpurgo A truly MUST-HAVE for anyone spending time with young children. And forget the book's blurb that mentions 'toddlers and babies', many of the sixteen original action rhymes inside will be appreciated by school-age children too. The rhymes are infectiously rhythmic and each one is accompanied by LET'S PLAY guidance on suggested actions. [A] wonderful collection, joyfully illustrated by Carolina Rabei. * Achuka *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910959619
Publication date: 5th March 2020
Author: Jane Newberry
Illustrator: Carolina Rabei
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Jane Newberry

Jane Newberry's unique insight into very small children began as a puppeteer at children's parties, where she discovered what makes them laugh. For over 25 years Jane taught Early Years Music to various groups. She wrote and illustrated three song books, A Sackful of Songs, A Sackful of Christmas and Hey, What's in the Sack? before moving on to gather the many play-rhymes used in groups over the years. Jane lives in Cornwall. Carolina Rabei gained a BA in Graphic Design in Moldova and a distinction in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Her artwork is a unique ...

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