The beloved fable about being yourself from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.
Unlike other crocodiles, Cornelius walks upright, sees things, and does tricks no other crocodile can. His friends aren’t impressed. “So what?” they say when he demonstrates standing on his head or hanging from his tail. At first, Cornelius is disappointed, but things aren’t always what they seem, and life on the riverbeach is about to undergo some big changes. Children will draw inspiration from this tale of a crocodile who marches to his own drummer.
“From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.”—Leo LionniLeo… More about Leo Lionni
Paperback | $6.99
Published by Dragonfly Books Mar 22, 1994| 32 Pages| 7 x 9| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780679860402
“Endearingly captures the spirit of the seeker, the thinker, and those who are born to be different. Lionni’s collages are wonderfully rich and colorful, perfectly setting the stage for a tale children will enjoy.” —School Library Journal (Starred Review)