The Richest Crocodile in the World by Daniel Postgate

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There were only a very few rich animals in the world, and the richest by far was a crocodile. He lived in a crumbly old mansion in Africa and had everything his heart desired—a movie theater, a beautiful garden, loads of cars and airplanes, a library stuffed with books, a loyal servant. But still, there seemed to be something missing. Then one day, as he looks out at the African plains, he sees a group of animals in a watering hole having loads of fun. It’s then that the crocodile begins to realize what’s missing. Packed with exotic animals and vibrant artwork, this is a wonderfully entertaining tale about friendship and the adventure of living.
 

About Daniel Postgate

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Daniel Postgate was born in Whitstable, Kent, and attended the Canterbury Technical College. He has worked as a chef, a painter of horse and sea scenes on old wooden boxes, a freelance cartoonist, and a picture book illustrator. His previous book for North-South was Smelly Bill.
 
Published February 1, 2003 by HarperCollins UK. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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"There were only a very few rich animals in the world, and the richest by far was a crocodile," Postgate (Captain Hogg) begins, introducing his nattily attired (silk dressing gown, red fez, gold-topped walking stick) reptile hero.

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