Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Paperback)

Author: Waber, Bernard

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A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo, but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. "Lyle is as lovable as ever and the story and colored pictures as nonsensical".--Booklist.


Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395137208
SKU 30060445
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395137209
Release Date 7/1/1972
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 7.75L x 0.25T
Author Info
Bernard Waber
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.
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Editors Note Lyle is afraid of losing his family forever after he is taken from their New York apartment and committed to a zoo.
Annotation This sequel to THE HOUSE ON EAST 88TH STREET finds Lyle the friendly crocodile happily ensconced in the Primm family's comfortable Upper East Side brownstone. Everyone in the neighborhood loves Lyle--everyone, that is, except for grouchy Mr. Grumps and his high-strung cat, Loretta. Although Lyle tries hard to win Loretta's friendship, everything he does, including flashing her his most winning smile, only seems to frighten her, thus making Mr. Grumps even more angry. After a few more incidents (including one that reunites Lyle with his old song-and-dance partner Hector P. Valenti), Mr. Grumps is desperate to have Lyle banished from East 88th Street forever. Will Mr. Grumps get his wish, or will he learn that having a crocodile in the neighborhood can be a very good thing indeed? Two- and full-color illustrations accompany the text.
First Line This is the house. The house on East 88th Street. Mr. and Mrs. Primm and their son Joshua live in the house on East 88th Street. So does Lyle. Listen: SWISH, SWASH, SPLASH, SWOOSH! That's Lyle...Lyle the crocodile.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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