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Celebrate the imagination—and the love between father and son—with this new board book edition of the fun, rhyming, and totally original story. On a hot summer's day, a young boy playfully sets out on a “crocodaddy hunt” in the lake. Following the creature's shadow, dark and wet, he's soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc's back. And when they leave the water, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms into…just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations (complete with wily crocodile in Dad's swim trunks) highlight the story's humor and warmth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454914785
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 733,969
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Kim Norman has been a singer, songwriter, artist, and comedic actress. Her picture books include Ten on the Sled (Sterling, 2010), Crocodaddy (Sterling, 2009), and Jack of All Tails (Dutton, 2007). Kim lives in Smithfield, VA. Learn more about her at
David Walker worked for Hallmark Cards as an art director. He now has his own studio in Chapel Hill, NC where he does freelance illustration. He is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including Sterling's Time for a Hug (2012), Hello, Texas! (2010), and Nighty-Night, Sleep Tight (2013).

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Crocodaddy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ExperiencedDad More than 1 year ago
Purchased this book for my 3 year old son. He loved the story so much, he wanted to hold onto the book while he slept. Great story about a son who playfully imagines daddy is a crocodile. The interactions between boy and crocodaddy are fun, the words are poetic with rhyme, but simple for young beginning readers. The illustrations are very colorful and happy. Great book for fathers with toddlers, especially anticipating summer play in the water.
oldteacher More than 1 year ago
This beautiful book is perfect for kids and their dads. What child wouldn't love an imaginary romp in the pool on the back of a 'Crocodaddy?' The text is adorable and the illustrations are stunning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This delightful book celebrates the love of father and son, as well as the power of imagination. The author's flawless rhymes, including a catchy, bouncy refrain, make it an especially pleasing read-aloud. Kim Norman's text hints that the game of Crocodaddy vs. "captain of the Crocodaddy hunt" is all in the boy's imagination; David Walker's illustrations complete the fantasy in gorgeous, saturated blues and greens that seem to splash off the page. Our first glimpse of Dad in bright yellow swim trunks is followed by many views of a playful, non-threatening crocodile in the same yellow trunks. This is a perfect Father's Day, summer picture book.
SLClibraryteacher More than 1 year ago
I love the father/child relationship in this book. The rhymes are fun and the illustrations shine. Kids will love it for story time. It will be a summer hit for years to come and it is a Fathers' Day MUST.
moirawrite More than 1 year ago
What child hasn't pretended his daddy was something big and fun to ride on, like a bear, or a whale, or...a Crocodaddy? Norman invades a child's mind and captures to perfection this timeless game of imagination. Using wonderful rhyme, "Now he turns his head and winks. Slowly, s-l-o-w-ly, Crocodaddy sinks!" and repetition of the word "Crocodaddy," she charms adults and kids alike. The story is enhanced by artwork that is both lively and gentle and that give subtle hints (dad's shadow looks like a crocodile; the crocodile is wearing dad's trunks) about what is going. This is a MUST HAVE book.
Jenni3 More than 1 year ago
Crocodaddy is absolutely adorable! My daughter and I giggled again and again. What a sweet and exciting story and what fun! This is the kind of fun that every kid loves to have with Daddy, especially when he's CROCODADDY! Perfect for Father's Day too! This is the kind of story you'll want to read over and over with your little crocs! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago