"A wonderful blend of tradition and absurdity with some good lessons thrown in. Who doesn't remember as a kid feeling like adults controlled everything but didn't understand you at the same time? And who might be so distracted by what they wanted for you that they wouldn't even notice for awhile that you had turned into a crocodile in a bad wig? But also, who now as a grownup can kind of see why adults did all that stuff in the first place? I loved Cora's day of exploration, how she found the courage to stand up to the adults in her life, and mostly how a ripped up letter to a fairy godmother obviously turned into white butterflies." Anna said.
" I, too, would like to have a crocodile impersonate me for a day in exchange for creampuffs.This book is perfect. " Hilary Scroggie said.
" Sweet, short, illustrated novel about a princess who lives a strictly regimented (boring) life until she asks her fairy godmother for a golden, fluffy dog and gets a crocodile - who broadens her outlook and spices up her routine. " Karin said.
" A great read aloud for five and up. Cora is not happy with the rigorous schedule she keeps while being a princess. She asks her fairy godmother for a reprieve and gets it in the form of a pet crocodile. When the two trade places, many valuable lessons are learned by Cora and those that care for her. " Elizabeth☮ said.
" Princess Cora and the Crocodile is a wonderful twisted fairy tale! Cora is a princess whose family only wants her to be a good ruler: wise, strong, and clean. But her life is so boring! Luckily, a canny crocodile comes along to open everyone's eyes. Charming and whimsical, Schlitz's humor and Floca's illustrations are a marvelous combination. A wonderful successor to Shannon and Dean Hale's Princess in Black series, for the slightly older reader. " Demi said.
" It was a lovely story that is also beautifully illustrated that shows how we need change and variety in our life. Do something spontaneous! Get a crocodile! (Actually... on second thought don't). But highly recommend. I love reading children's books, even as I no longer am one because they remind us of some of the most important life lessons. Highly recommend, and a quick read! " Veronica said.
" Princess Cora is tired of boring lessons, jumping rope and taking three baths a day. When she writes to her fairy godmother for help, help comes in the form of a misbehaving crocodile who wreaks havoc in the castle while Cora enjoys a delightful outdoor adventure. Reviewer 1 " Great Books said.
" A delightful slapstick fairy tale. Check out this conversation between Schlitz and Floca:pwne.ws/2mymBYh " Emma said.