Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Bernard Waber

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Author/Illustrator: Bernard Waber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 1965
Brief Summary: Lyle the Crocodile enjoys life with the Primm family until Mr. Grumps kicks him out of the apartment and sends him to the zoo.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1979

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Science: read alongside informational books on crocodiles.  Discuss habitat, diet, characteristics, etc.  How are crocodiles and alligators different?
  • Older students can write about their views on zoos/circuses vs. living in the wild for animals; mock debate

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.  

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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