Every morning a very large and very snappy crocodile shouts this selfish message: 'Stay away from my river! It's MY river! If you come in my river, I'll eat you all!' The animals in the forest don't know what to do. They are frightened of the crocodile. Even the fish, tadpoles, frogs, crabs and crayfish stay out of the water. Until one day the creatures are woken by a loud groaning sound which turns out to be the selfish crocodile in a lot of pain, and the smallest of them all, a little mouse, finds a way to solve their snappy dilemma!
Celebrate 20 years of the classic The Selfish Crocodile with this anniversary edition! Astoundingly bright, bold illustrations bring to life all the wonderful creatures of the forest in a rainbow of colours.
About the Author
Faustin Charles is a renowned poet and storyteller. His collection of Afro-Caribbean rhymes was published to great success by Puffin. Faustin spends much time in schools and libraries storytelling. He lives in North London.
Mike Terry is most well known for his wonderful cover illustrations for Dick King-Smith, including The Hodgeheg and The Sheep-Pig (the basis for the successful film Babe). Mike lives in Hythe, Kent.