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Party Croc: A Folktale From Zimbabwe

Party Croc: A Folktale From Zimbabwe
 

In this retelling of a Shona folktale from Zimbabwe, a girl promises a crocodile he can come to a party in exchange for a favor, but since crocodiles aren't allowed in the village, she doesn't expect she'll have to keep the promise.

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ISBN 9780807563205
Barcode 9780807563205
Published 1 April 2015 by INT BOOKS
Format Hardback
Author(s) By MacDonald, Margaret
Illustrated by Sullivan, Derek
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780807563205
ISBN-10 080756320X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher INT BOOKS
Imprint Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date 1 April 2015
International Publication Date 1 March 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By MacDonald, Margaret
Illustrated by Sullivan, Derek
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Animal Stories
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 273mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 4-7 years
Reading Age 4-7 years
Library of Congress Karanga African people - Folklore, Shona African people - Folklore, Crocodiles - Folklore, Karanga (African people)
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 398.20952
Catalogue Code 548615

Description of this Book

When you promise Croc a party, you better keep that promise and give him a party! Zuva knows you should never invite a crocodile to town--everyone knows that! But what if the crocodile does you a favor? And what if you promise to return the favor by inviting him to the village party? And what if this croc actually comes knocking on your front door? Because this crocodile is a PARTY CROC! This hilarious retelling of a Shona folktale from Zimbabwe is both a cautionary tale about keeping promises and a raucously fun read-aloud for party animals of any age.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The importance of keeping promises is delivered with a hearty dose of humor, making this a book to return to. Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2015

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Author's Bio

Margaret Read MacDonald is a children's librarian turned storyteller who travels the world sharing tales. Her many picture book retellings include The Boy from the Dragon Palace, Little Rooster's Diamond Button, and Mabela the Clever. When not traveling, she lives near Seattle, Washington. Derek Sullivan is a Washington-based illustrator. He has never had the opportunity to invite a crocodile to a party, but isn't so sure he wouldn't if he had the chance. This is his first children's book.

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