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.
Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo… More about Leo Lionni
“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)