Leo Timmers, translated by Bill Nagelkerke
Help Kind Crocodile! It seems there’s ‘a snake chasing’ Mouse. Might a GRRRR! stop Snake in his (slithery) tracks? Then again, what if a ‘hyena’s chasing’ Warthog? It seems that he will jump aboard Crocodile’s hospitable length and seek Crocodile’s warning GRRRRR! of warning!
Then again, what of Gazelle? After all Cheetah’s on the hunt! We know how fast Cheetah can travel! It seems Crocodile’s GRRRRRRR! does the trick. However, Rhinoceros? Might taking Rhinoceros aboard when Lion’s in pursuit defeat Crocodile after all? Then again, might there be another way to take down these pursuers when it seems that Crocodile’s out of his depth? Furthermore, might Crocodile’s edge be shown in a mighty twist in this tail/tale?
It’s a joy to welcome another Leo Timmers title aboard, to join Elephant Island and Gus’s Garage, amongst others. Once more, we enjoy the pitch perfect, sparing text, within the strong storytelling. We gauge the feelings, the pace and dilemma from the expressive characters and then the direction and shape of the pictures. These are vibrant, rich and elegant. Thereafter, Bookwagon suggests that readers will relish looking through this book alone, reading and recalling and discovering more with each visit. Bookwagon loves and recommends Kind Crocodile to our readers.