Author(s): Catherine Rayner
Poor Solomon is looking for some fun but no one wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo? Well, the less said about the hippo, the better! But then somebody else starts causing trouble ...and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely crocodile? A snappy, happy, stunning new book from the award-winning Catherine Rayner.
"Read-alouds with this book are going to be loud, so get ready."--"Booklist" "Short, sweet, and tailor-made for story time, this perfectly paced tale of jungle mischief introduces a toddlerlike crocodile, Solomon, whose definition of "fun" is what other animals would probably label '"annoying.'" --"Publishers Weekly", Starred "The juxtaposition of a roaring hippo with an extremely startled Solomon is priceless." --"School Library Journal" "Let Solomon Crocodile loose during a story hour and get ready to roar." --"Horn Book Magazine" "Light and entertaining fun." --"Kirkus Reviews"
Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Sheila, all of whom inspire her work. In 2006 Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. SOLOMON CROCODILE is Catherine's second book for Macmillan, following the critically acclaimed ERNEST (978-0-230-52919-9).