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Just because Mother Crocodile once snapped at Golo-the-Monkey for teasing her, he tells all the other animals she's crazy. The monkey even tells the little crocodiles, her children, who believe him. When a flock of crows warn of the coming war, and Mother Crocodile tells her children to flee, they close their ears, and she sadly leaves them behind to fend for themselves. WJust because Mother Crocodile once snapped at Golo-the-Monkey for teasing her, he tells all the other animals she's crazy. The monkey even tells the little crocodiles, her children, who believe him. When a flock of crows warn of the coming war, and Mother Crocodile tells her children to flee, they close their ears, and she sadly leaves them behind to fend for themselves. Winner Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration....

Title : Mother Crocodile
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ISBN : 9780385308038
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Mother Crocodile Reviews

  • Jesse McMorris
    2018-11-06 20:39

    Mother Crocodile was a story of African fables that was retold in a different way by the author Rosa Guy. The plot of the book was an Uncle was telling all the children in his village a story about a crocodile who was extremely wise and remembered everything that she heard in the river. Then a monkey who loved to gossip told her children that the mother crocodile was not very wise and that they should not listen to what she has to say. A war broke out and the Mother Crocodile told the children that they should leave, after listening to the monkey the baby crocodiles wouldn’t leave and the mother left. After the war the men were celebrating and decided to get presents for their wives which would be crocodile’s purses. The pictures in this novel were illustrated by John Steptoe stayed with only a few colors like blue, green, and black. It showed a lot of pictures a story that was going on like when the Mother Crocodile left it showed just her tail but the picture showed more than the text almost did.

  • Sheridan
    2018-10-21 22:36

    A story of African fables that was retold by a mother crocodile to the little crocodiles. Mother crocodile was extremely wise and remembered everything that she heard in the river. The little crocodiles thought the stories they heard were either boring or crazy but towards the end they realized how important it was to listen to these stories. It teaches the importance of respecting and listening to your elders. I think it would be easy to implement this into the classroom because students could think or write about a time when they didn't listen to their elders and the price they paid for it.

  • Angela
    2018-11-11 19:34

    A great book that can be a read-aloud to introduce or supplement a unit on colonialism. The author uses animals in the jungle to tell the story. This can be read as a cautionary maxim to listen and learn from stories of the past or as a symbolic retelling of the history of Africa.

  • Brindi Michele
    2018-10-24 00:25

    1982 CSKing Illustrator WinnerUgh...didn't like. The illustrations appear unfinished. I want to finish coloring them, but that would be a "NO."