Yes, maybe not the right time to read reimaginings of Christmas songs, but I just couldn’t resist this fun looking book when I saw it on Goodreads. I was curious what this croc would be eating and if it would be enough for him after a while~
In this one we meet BIG BIG BIIIIIGGG croc who is apparently getting bigger by the hour, yes, really. I had such a fun time reading what kind of foods the croc was being fed! And it is a real assortment of anything you can imagine and I have to say, despite having lunch just 30 minutes ago, I was getting hungry as well. Well, OK, maybe not for pumpkin pies, but I do love a mountain of macaroni! And French fries? Yum! Doughnuts, YAS! It may not be the most healthy food ever, but this is a kid’s book so I can forgive it, not to mention… there is the ending. 😉 I am sure kids would get bored if they saw a croc just getting his normal food of meat and tons of veggies. This is way more colourful and way happier. But boy, this croc is getting some food! I can imagine that he is the biggest in the world, anyone would be if they ate this much (though I think most would just get sick, or maybe, just like Monty Python’s sketch, explode).
I loved how, just like in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, things were repeated. For instance this page and the 3rd hour:
“At three on the zoo clock
the keepers give to me…
3 French Fries
2 Cups of Tea
And a mountain of macaroni”
I had a laugh at the ending. I cannot say much more than that because it would be a spoiler! But I loved it.
Some extra bonus points to the creator of this Youtube video. I read this one through Youtube, love love those readaloud channels, and this channel has added something extra, things are moving! Drips of tea are dripping, a bird lands on the croc’s head, and more! It made it so playful.
The illustrations were just pure fun! I love the colours, bright and fun and really bringing the story to life. Bonus points to the fun cover~