The Kindhearted Crocodile by Lucia Panzieri

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Once upon a time there was a crocodile—not just any old crocodile with big sharp teeth and powerful jaws, but a crocodile with the kindest of hearts that was gentle and sensitive, and dreamed of one day being a beloved pet in a happy family. Through the magic of a picture book and with an irrepressible desire to please, this ferocious-looking crocodile that tidies toys, washes dishes, and even fights monsters in bad dreams makes his own dream come true.


About Lucia Panzieri

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Lucia Panzieri is a published author of children's books. No Bio
Published January 15, 2013 by Holiday House. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A postmodern picture book with decidedly antiquated characterization, this Italian import may upend conventional wisdom about crocodiles, but it reinforces gender stereotypes.

Feb 13 2013 | Read Full Review of The Kindhearted Crocodile

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In a quirky story first published in Italy in 2008, a crocodile longs to be a family pet. The crocodile’s hammy facial expressions and antics are worthy of Broadway, but his ferocious teeth make him a

Mar 11 2013 | Read Full Review of The Kindhearted Crocodile

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