Saturday, 28 May 2016

Book review: The Crocodile Under the Bed by Judith Kerr

This is not the usual sort of book I review as it's not YA! It's a kids' book designed for toddlers/early readers, and I was asked to review it because I have a small person of my own now. She's a bit young for this book at the moment, but it will go onto her bookshelf ready for when she's ready to start enjoying books.

On to the review...

Every child knows the space under the bed is where monsters live, but in this charming story it’s not scary creatures but a party-loving crocodile that’s lurking beneath Matty’s bed. The story is simple – Matty is sick and can’t go to a big party with his sister, so the crocodile takes him to his own party in the jungle.

The book is sized perfectly for small hands, with easy to hold, chew-proof board pages. Inside it i s filled with beautiful illustrations of Matty and the crocodile enjoying a celebration with the animals. There are even a couple of cameo appearances by the author’s most well-known and loved character, Mog the forgetful cat, for readers to try to spot.

The Crocodile Under the Bed would make a lovely bedtime story or something for older siblings to read to younger brothers or sisters.

  • Published by Harper Collins
  • RRP £6.99
  • ISBN 978-0-00-816668-7

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