Kidz Book Buzz Blog Tour: Crocodaddy (From the Mouths of Babes)

Henry (age 4)

This comedian learns all his tricks from his 11-year-old brother. Neither of them know what they’re talking about half the time. My apologies.

Tell me about Crocodaddy.

I like it. I’m honest about it.

What else?

Nothing else.

What was your favorite part?

Where he drowns. The little guy—what’s his name?

I don’t think it ever says his name.

I’ll just call him James. Where James sinks into the bottom.

Note: contrary to source opinions, this book does not contain a drowning sequence.

Adeline (age 8)

For a slightly more refined take on Kim Norman’s Crocodaddy.

I like the illustrations.

At the end, "Hunter" and his father have shadows of Crocodaddy and his baby.

I like it when Hunter gets a sandwich and puts it on a rope so Crocodaddy can eat it and then he jumps on him.


Marie DeVries said...

Tell Adeline I like that picture too :)

sally apokedak said...

I liked Adeline's picture, too.

And I think James is a fine name for a drowning boy.

Great job, Noel. Thanks for the photos!