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