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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Crocodile Hungry

by (author) Eija Sumner

illustrated by John Martz

Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Humorous Stories, Alligators & Crocodiles, Manners & Etiquette
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


A hilarious story about a hungry and hapless crocodile, for fans of How to Give Your Cat a Bath and I Want My Hat Back.

Crocodile hungry.

What can crocodile eat?

Canned ham? Too hard to open.
Beef jerky? Gets stuck in teeth.
Eggs? Bite shell, get toothache.

Crocodile must find food. But where?

Though crocodile is surrounded by food, he doesn't know it. He's used to food coming in packages and boxes and in handy tins. Will the hungry crocodile figure it out?

Readers big and little will laugh out loud at the simple but hysterical text and illustrations by debut author Eija Sumner and cartoonist (and now resident crocodile expert) John Martz.

About the authors

Eija Sumner's profile page


John Martz est un bédéiste et un illustrateur. Publié en 2016, son roman illustré A Cat Named Tim et Other Stories a été en lice pour l’obtention du Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général et mis en nomination pour le Prix Eisner dans la catégorie de la meilleure publication pour les lecteurs débutants. Il habite lui aussi à Toronto, en Ontario.


John Martz is a cartoonist and illustrator in Toronto, Ontario. His 2016 graphic novel for children, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers.


John Martz's profile page


  • Short-listed, The Joan Betty Stuchner - Oy Vey! - Funniest Children's Book Award

Editorial Reviews

One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2022), Starred Selection

"With its tongue-in-cheek humour, short action statements, and bright illustrations, this book is sure to appeal to children of all ages. . . a quick but satisfying read with a conclusion that most Canadians will appreciate." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A surprisingly endearing character, with a wry text and expressive pictures that appeal to both children and adults." —Imaginary Elevators
"The crocodile's expressive face and the many funny details presented will lead to stops and discussion, and wishes for a repeat reading. Just what you want when you read to little ones." —Sal's Fiction Addiction

"This is a delightfully fun story, with kid-friendly illustrations and lots of repetition to keep kids engaged." —Story Monsters Ink

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