Lyle, Lyle Crocodile Storybook Treasury (Hardcover)
|Author: Bernard/ Waber Waber|
|Lovable Lyle the crocodile has been in print for 50 years! Commemorate its anniversary with this stylish collection of four of favorite Lyle books: "The House on East 88th Street; Lyle, Lyle Crocodile; Lyle and the Birthday Party;" and "Lyle Walks the Dogs." Includes a bonus MP3 audio download. Illustrations.|
From the Publisher:
Every home should have a crocodile! Splish, splash. Fifty years ago the Primms moved into the house on East 88th street and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of all he meets. This anniversary collection features an introduction by Bernard Waber, Lyle’s creator, an MP3 download of Mr.Waber reading Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and four complete books: The House on East 88th Street Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Lyle and the Birthday Party Lyle Walks the Dogs
Bernard Waber will be forever immortalized as the creator of lovable Lyle the Crocodile. Raised during the Depression, Waber and his family moved frequently during his childhood, making the public library one of the few constants in his life. After serving in World War II, he attended the Philadelphia College of Art where he received a degree in commercial art. After graduation, he moved to New York City where he worked in the promotion department of Conde Nast, the publisher of several magazines. Waber began writing and illustrating picture books after discovering how much he loved reading aloud to and sharing stories with his own children. His first book, LORENZO, was published in 1961. The wonderfully reassuring and helpful character Lyle the Crocodile first appeared in THE HOUSE ON EAST 88TH STREET in 1962.