Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
“Reminiscent in tone of the 1958 classic What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin and Maurice Sendak, this happy double message gives child readers plenty of freedom to create their own alliances.” —Quill & Quire
In Crocs at Work, the team that created the children’s Crocodiles Play! and Crocodiles Say… tackle the world of work—again with laughs and poetry.
About the authors
Robert Heidbreder was born in Illinois but now lives in British Columbia. He has enchanted children with his joyful poems and rhymes for more than two decades. A former elementary school teacher (and winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence), he believes that children's love of silly and absurd combinations of words makes them natural poets. His books include Eenie Meenie Manitoba, Don't Eat Spiders, I Wished for a Unicorn, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, Python Play, See Saw Saskatchewan, Crocodiles Say, A Sea-Wishing Day, Lickety-Split, Crocodiles Play, Shake-Awakes, Noisy Poems for a Busy Day, Black and Bittern Was Night and Song for a Summer Night.
Rae Maté illustrator of Crocodiles Say, and the sporty new sequel, Crocodiles Play! Rae Maté has always loved making pictures. She has been painting and showing her work professionally since she graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1986 . Rae also enjoys teaching art to preschoolers, and she divides her painting time between her home studios in Vancouver and Hornby Island BC.
"An entirely nonserious, delightfully welcome look at the world of work."
“Clear, cheerful colors, a sunshiny atmosphere and a pleasant, wicked ebullience make a perfect story-time choice.”
The Toronto Star
"This is an amusing rhyming book about enjoying one's job."
School Library Journal