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Junior Book Club: March 2013

From Ed Vere's noisy adventure to a snappy sibling, we pick the best new picture books

Posted: 13 March 2013
by Fiona McKim

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I Got A Crocodile by Nicola Killen Simon & Schuster, £5.99, 2+

“I always wanted a brother or sister… But instead I got a crocodile. It was quite a surprise!” recalls a rosy-cheeked child in a moment of astonishing understatement. Luckily for Killen’s preschool protagonist, the croc is friendly, with a penchant for make-believe tea parties and Breton-striped tees. That’s not to say living with a giant reptile doesn’t cause problems; much like the tiger who came before him, snappy-jaws is an insatiable teatime companion, and don’t get us started on those tears.

Killen’s endearingly lo-fi illustrative style has bags of childlike charm, not least because they’re reminiscent of our own potato-stamping days. Children with imaginary friends may take something away from this tale of acceptance, although it could just be a desire for a new pet.

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