Schlitz, Laura Amy, ill. by Brian Floca. Princess Cora and the Crocodile. pgs. 74. Candlewick Press, 2017. $16.99. CHAPTER BOOK.
From a strict house that doesn’t like messes, Cora asks her fairy godmother for a pet. She gets a crocodile. A crocodile who doesn’t behave properly. Can Cora learn to strike a balance? Will she get her parents to accept her new pet?
The illustrations are detailed, humorous, and irreverent. The characters are fun and engaging and pull the reader into the story. Fans of Princess in Black will love reading this quirky, entertaining early chapter book.
PreK, EL (K-3). ADVISABLE. Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High