Kind Crocodile gives us a Leo Timmers’ book for a younger age group with a funny twist.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Kind Crocodile (PREORDER)

$19.99

A kind crocodile leaves his pond to see the world, in this fresh and playful new board book from New York Times Illustrated Book Award winning author Leo Timmers.

Animals are in danger—help, kind crocodile! Here comes a terrified mouse, a frightened hog, an antelope. One by one they find shelter on Crocodile’s long back, while his big teeth scare their enemies away. GRRR!

In a fun game of chase, the kind crocodile gives shelter to one animal after another on his long green back, scaring away their pursuers—until the load becomes too heavy and the crocodile doesn’t feel so kind anymore, and turns on his friends. GRRRR!

But not for long: “Just kidding!” says Crocodile.

“Not kind!” say the friends.

This funny board book from Leo Timmers features his trademark detailed illustrations full of expression and a satisfying twist ending—will Crocodile gobble up his friends? Of course not, the kind crocodile is just pretending.

Kind Crocodile is a board book to enjoy again and again, with a lively game of chase and a message about teamwork at its heart. A larger format sturdy board book perfect for reading with toddlers and preschoolers who can join in with the fun repetition.

Translated from the Dutch edition by Bill Nagelkerke.

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COMING FEBRUARY 2023

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  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Belgium
    Reader Age 0-2 year, 2-5 year
    Book Size
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  • Reviews

    1. School Library Journal, Betsy Bird

      Could be at all possible that there are a few of you still out there unaware of the great golden glory that is Leo Timmers?

    2. Kirkus Reviews

      The humorously expressive illustrations are appealing, as are the prominent appearances of onomatopoeic animal howls incorporated at strategic points throughout.


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