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Every year, my class of third graders falls in love with wordless picture books. When I read Professional Crocodile, I knew I had to add this one to my classroom library!
Every day, Mr. Crocodile wakes up and gets ready for work. His morning routine may look familiar to readers: he picks out some clothes, eats breakfast, puts on his coat and hat, and rides the train to work. But where exactly is Mr. Crocodile going? The whole book builds anticipation as readers wonder where Mr. Crocodile could possibly be working. The surprising ending does not disappoint!
As kids get older, we sometimes forget that they still love a visual story. The lack of words can drive our kiddos to create the narrative in their own heads. This demands so much higher-level thinking, and reveals so many skills in young readers!
With gorgeous illustrations and a plot filled with suspense, Professional Crocodile earns its place on the bookshelves of those who love a great visual story.