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I, Crocodile

Written & illustrated by Fred Marcellino
Published by HarperCollins
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While robbing Egypt’s mummies, sphinxes, and palm trees, Napoleon can’t resist bringing home a souvenir crocodile as well. All Paris is enchanted with this exotic creature. But for a crocodile with an appetite as big as his ego, being the toast of the town has its downside, too. What’s a crocodile who’s used to a dinner of flamingo, snake, or mongoose to make of chocolate mousse? Oh, to return to his beloved Nile! But fickle Napoleon has other plans for our hero…

Inspired by an obscure nineteenth-century French satire, I, Crocodile is the first book Fred Marcellino has written as well as illustrated.

2000 ALA Notable Children’s Book 1999 New York Times Best Illustrated Book

2000-2001 Georgia’s Picture Storybook Award & Georgia’s Children’s Book Award Masterlist

2000 ALA Notable Children’s Books

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Who Wrote I, Crocodile

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Fred Marcellino

Fred Marcellino’s picture books include <em>Puss in Boots</em>, a Caldecott Honor Book; <em>The Steadfast Tin Soldier</em>, an ALA <em>Booklist</em> Children’s Editors’ Choice; and <em>The Pelican Chorus</em>, one of <em>School Library Journal’s</em> Best Books of the Year.<p>His most recent books, <em>The Story of Little Babaji</em> and <em>Ouch!</em> are both ALA Notable Children’s Books.<p><strong>Dancing By the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino</strong> will open on November 9, 2002 and run through January 26, 2003 at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This is a comprehensive show of more than 150 pieces highlighting his children’s book career, and the first museum retrospective honoring the artistic accomplishments of this remarkable artist. For more information visit, The Norman Rockwell Museum website.

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