________________ CM . . . . Volume XXII Number 9. . . .October 30, 2015


Crocs at Work...

Robert Heidbreder. Illustrated by Rae Maté.
Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books, 2015.
32 pp., hardcover, $18.95.
ISBN 978-1-926890-04-3.

Kindergarten grade-2 / Ages 5-7.

Review by Ian Stewart.

*** /4

Reviewed from F&G’s.


As teachers, Crocs are truly great.
Ideal skills they demonstrate.
They know what small crocs need to learn.
They’re never angry, cross or stern.
The way they teach is quite sublime.
Croc teachers say…
“Play all the time!””


Those crazy crocs readers met in Crocs Say and in Crocs Play are back with more absurd rhymes, antics and wildly coloured illustrations. The fun loving Crocs work at a variety of jobs but, to the delight of early years’ readers, they find a way to turn the jobs around and have a lot of fun doing it. Croc teachers teach crocs everything they need to learn but let students play all day. Croc mail carriers deliver the mail, but, to make their work more fun, “They hide the mail from everyone! Croc docs never give needles they fix “owies” by “putting bandages everywhere!” And what little kid doesn’t love booboos and bandages?

     Teachers and students will have fun brainstorming what crocs might do in other jobs. What mischievousness might a croc hairdresser, policeman, firefighter or pilot get up to? It’s all in the imagination. Take it as far as you can and have some fun.


Ian Stewart teaches at Cecil Rhodes School in Winnipeg, MB, and just realized he’s been writing reviews for CM for almost 20 years. Where has the time gone?

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