Princess Cora and the Crocodile

An overscheduled princess gets a day off and a deliciously wicked crocodile gets a day on

By Laura Amy Schlitz Illustrated by Brian Floca Read by Angie Kane Animals / Children’s Fiction / Humorous English Age group 3 to 8 40m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 UTC 2018 38.99 38.99 9781520092546 Add to Cart
Description
									Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile - a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz and Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca join forces to send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure-climbing trees! getting dirty! having fun!-while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.
							
Reviews

"Angie Kane’s narration shines–especially as the funny Croc–in this delightful tale featuring delicately drawn watercolor and gouache pictures. Highly Recommended." - Video Librarian

"...an original tale that seamlessly combines reality, magic, and wit." - Booklist, Starred Review

"Legions of schoolchildren will empathize with overscheduled Princess Cora...In illustrations that amplify Schlitz’s wry humor, Caldecott Medalist Floca (Locomotive) produces a reptile that delightfully runs amuck…Utterly charming from start to finish." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"...laugh-out-loud funny...The fable is reminiscent of the finest adult-comeuppance collaborations of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, with the added bonus that the princess learns to speak up for herself and the grown-ups learn to listen." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

"The crocodile's antics are juxtaposed against Cora's pastoral day and enhanced by Floca's ink, watercolor, and gouache illustrations, which superbly amplify the story's emotional arc. All ends happily...A clever tale packed with wry wit and charming illustrations." - Kirkus Reviews

"...Schlitz’s witty writing matches perfectly with the energetic watercolors by Brian Floca...dare you not to laugh at the pink-frocked reptile desperately trying to jump rope." - New York Times Book Review