"America’s favorite reptile." —Booklist
This classic is now available in a board book! Perfect for little hands and bright minds.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile lives with the Primm family in the house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping with chores, playing with the neighborhood kids, and entertaining them with headstands and backflips. He’s the happiest crocodile any family ever had . . . until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo! Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, don't like crocodiles, and everything Lyle does to win them over seems to go wrong. It will take all of Lyle’s charm—and courage—to reveal the hero, and friend, behind the big, crocodile smile.
The classic storybook has been gently abridged and the joyful, endearing artwork lightly colorized in the author’s style in this edition for the youngest child.
Bernard Waber was the beloved author-illustrator of more than thirty picture books, including Courage, Ira Sleeps Over, and Do You See a Mouse? With the publication of The House on East 88th Street in 1962, his Lyle, Lyle Crocodile series of books became a mainstay of children's literature. A Literary Landmark plaque commemorating the adventures of this endearing New York City reptile can now be found on East 88th Street and Bernard Waber's artwork is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibit, curated by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. bernardwaber.com.
"Lyle is as lovable as ever and the story and colored pictures as nonsensical." Booklist, ALA —