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1001 Stories Collection

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water

1001 The Crocodilewho Didn t Like Water
Added on 31st July 2020

Author and Illustrator Gemma Merino
First published 2013
Publisher Macmillan Children's Books, London, UK

A lovely story about celebrating differences.

Story

Little crocodiles should love the water but this little crocodile does not. He prefers to climb trees. Trying to fit in with his brothers and sisters, he is left feeling sad and lonely when he can’t join in their watery games. But maybe there is more to this crocodile than meets the eye?

Why we chose it

A picture book that celebrates being a little bit different.

Where it came from

Gemma Merino grew up just outside Barcelona in Spain. She trained as an architect and worked all over the world before discovering the joy of writing picture books for children. Whilst studying for a Masters in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, she won the 2011 Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration. The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water was her debut picture book.

Where it went next

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water has been shortlisted for several awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

Associated stories

Other picture books by Gemma Merino include The Cow Who Climbed a Tree (2015) and The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg (2017).

Added on 31st July 2020

Author and Illustrator Gemma Merino
First published 2013
Publisher Macmillan Children's Books, London, UK