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Not sure about the story and language
on 16 January 2014
I love the illustrations for this book and so does my toddler daughter. The story is fun but at the same time I feel a tad uncomfortable with reading it because there is a lot of 'go away' and 'you're nothing but a nuisance' and other rather negative language. The crocodile wants to play with the other animals but they don't want him to join them and tell him to leave them alone, in various ways. The crocodile then discovers another crocodile and they become friends. My daughter is only young and enjoys it at face value but I can't help but feel that it could give a message that you can only play with those that are like you, as well as teaching hostility with the language used. Maybe I am reading into it too deeply but I won't be adding this to our regular-reading collection.