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The Selfish Crocodile

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The story is a very pleasant and engaging story since it has colouful pictures and diologues children could say in different voices according to the animal saying it which makes it an interactive book. The moral of the story is that it is not nice to be selfish or mean to anyone and that it is very important to share which is something that children could be taught through this story book. I really enjoyed the story since it is simple yet has a great impact on children by showing through the story how a selfish crocodile changed into a friendly crocodile which is something that can be used when dealing with issues, such as, bullying. He has been regularly published since 1969 but has not confined his talents to the written word.. He is passionate about the culture, myths and folktales of the whole Caribbean area and has worked tirelessly to promote knowledge, interest and understanding amongst ex-patriots and his adopted countrymen alike. Faustin Charles offers an utterance of his own, which promises to push the frontier of West Indian expression in poetry one understanding further on' Kamau Brathwaite.

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More recently he has built a successful career as a writer for children, publishing both poems and stories with publishing houses such as Longmans, Penguin and Bloomsbury. His The Selfish Crocodile has now sold over 100,000 copies. This is an excellent book with colourful pictures and good size font writing. This book also comes with a CD and is great for guided reading or free flow activity in EYFS/KS1/KS2 years. This book is about a selfish crocodile who would not let anyone drink from or swim in the river and said that it was 'his river', all the animals feared him. However, one day the crocodile was in lots of pain due to a bad tooth and no one helped him because they were so scared from him. But a little mouse was brave and went inside the mouth of the crocodile and took out his bad tooth and the crocodile was no longer in pain. The crocodile realised how mean he was being to all the animals and felt bad so he decided to become friends with all the animals. He thanked the mouse and allowed all the animals to drink from and swim in the river whenever they liked.

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