The Crocodile Who Didn’t like Water

full color throughout $ 17.95 US / $ 23.95 CAD Hardcover / 8.5 x 10.5 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4163-5

The Crocodile Who Didn’t like Water

Meet a most unusual crocodile!

Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different—he doesn’t like it at all! He tries to his best to change, but when an attempt at swimming causes a shiver then a sneeze—could it be that this little crocodile isn’t a crocodile at all? A hilarious and uplifting story about being yourself from a talented debut author-illustrator!

This isn’t a book to embolden timid swimmers; rather, it celebrates recognizing one’s strengths over forcing oneself to fit the mold.
Publishers Weekly

The animal-who-doesn’t-belong theme takes on sparkling new life...This is an exemplary picture book.

Merino hits it out of the park with delightful artwork that will immediately endear the little dragon to readers and have them giggling cover to cover.
School Library Journal

  • White Ravens, 2014
  • Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award Nominee, 2016