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Thursday 18 October 2018

Review: Chomp Goes the Crocodile

Chomp Goes the Crocodile is one of the most engaging, entertaining and interactive board books I have ever read!

It's a super fun rhyming tale about a hungry crocodile that decides to chomp on a variety of animals as he crawls through the swamp.

Fish, otters, cranes and more!

The rhyme is spot on, with lots of repetitive elements, so the kids can pick it up easily and join in on reading the story.

As you move through the book, the number of each creature eaten by the crocodile increases, so the book allows kids to practice and learn their numbers.

Five foxes, six newts, seven frogs and more!

Each creature is also a defined colour, so kids can explore colours as they explore the story. 

Pink snails, yellow caterpillars, purple hummingbirds and more!

There’s also a very cool and colourful thing that happens to the crocodile as you turn each page. Fun for the kids to spot, and it provides more opportunity to learn about colours.

There are funky cut outs on every page, providing furry, fluffy, sparkly, leathery and even sticky things for the kids to touch and feel.

And last, but not least, there’s a pullout on the side of the book that makes crocodile’s jaws chomp up and down.

Before each page turn, when the crocodile chomp, chomp, chomps, the kids can use the pullout to make the crocodile chomp, chomp, chomp! Such a simple thing, but you will have kids wrestling each other to get to control the crocodile.

And then, when you get to the end, you’ll discover colourful insects have been hiding on every page, so you’ll have to go back and count them all too! 

Engaging, entertaining, interactive and funny, Chomp Goes the Crocodile will fast become a favourite with young kids. 

And don’t worry. At the end, all the chomped animals come back out of the crocodile’s mouth in a glorious, colourful pop up!

Title: Chomp Goes the Crocodile
Author/Illustrator: Van Fleet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, $29.99
Publication Date: October 2018
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781534438767
For ages: 2 - 5 
Type: Board Book, Picture Book