Princess Cora and the Crocodile

Princess Cora and the Crocodile

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A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off -- and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile --a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, children's book luminaries Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure -- climbing trees! getting dirty! having fun! -- while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9780763648220
Branch Call Number: J FIC Schli
Characteristics: 72 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Floca, Brian - Illustrator


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Sep 12, 2017

Princess Cora is tired of not being listened to by her parents and her nanny. In frustration, she writes a letter to her fairy godmother and without her knowing, the fairy god mother sends an unlikely helper, a crocodile. Cora gets a day off and the crocodile gets a day on.

After a day of absolute chaos, Cora comes back and must rescue her mother, father and the nanny from croc's shenanigans. His day on however, worked in the long run since they were all willing to listen to Cora, let her play, get a little dirty, bath less than 3 times a day AND get a dog.

A sweet reminder to keep the joy present in our lives with our children while we do the day to day.


Ms_Gaye Aug 01, 2017

A delightful tale! Funny and satisfying, both in text and the ink, watercolor & goache illustrations. An easy chapter book and a great read-aloud. Ages 5-9.

nmaryann Jul 13, 2017

Princess Cora is tired of life under the overbearing rule of her mother, father, and nanny. When they wont allow her to have a puppy, Princess Cora writes a letter to her fairy godmother. Instead of a puppy, her godmother sends her a Crocodile! A crocodile who bites and has a weakness for cream puffs!

Schlitz writes a most entertaining tale of the madness that ensues when the Crocodile pretends to be the Princess for the day while Cora has some good fun outside the castle walls! Brian Floca's delicate watercolour illustrations are full of charm!

Highly recommend!

MissLacie May 19, 2017

I LOVE this modern fairy tale. Princess Cora is sick of being a "princess." It's too clean, too boring and too much skipping rope! After writing a letter to her fairy godmother, the hero crocodile comes to save the day. He's dirty, inappropriate and can nip anyone that disagrees with him. This delightful story has a darker, offbeat humor that had me laughing throughout.

AndLib1 May 02, 2017

Newbery medalist Schlitz tells a tale of young princess Cora who is burdened with the role of being a royal and not allowed anytime to be a child. Asking for a dog from her fairy godmother brings Cora not what she expected but maybe what she needed. Floca's illustrations fit perfectly with the traditional fairy tale style and pacing. This early reader chapter book will resonate with the 2-4 grader's struggle of accepting responsibilities like school and yet still wanting to play in the mud. It also acknowledges that play is an important part of a child's life.

AL_ALYX Apr 28, 2017

A silly story about a girl finding her voice. The simple text is great for readers transitioning to chapter books.

Apr 24, 2017

A delightfully silly story about a Princess and her pet crocodile, who causes all sorts of trouble and likes to eat cream puffs.

Apr 17, 2017

This is a super-cute early chapter book about an overscheduled princess who wishes for a dog – and gets a crocodile instead. I lovelovelove Floca’s artwork in this one, and the story is very short and entertaining – and also one that will likely resonate with lots of kids with overstuffed after-school schedules, too.

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AndLib1 May 02, 2017

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10


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