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Princess Cora and the Crocodile Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-18 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0763648221
LANGUAGE:English

" 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 " said.

" A delightful slapstick fairy tale. Check out this conversation between Schlitz and Floca:pwne.ws/2mymBYh " said.

" Adorable short chapter book with a great message--let kids be kids! " said.

" Floca's illustrations feel very much his style and are fun and kid appealing. The story is fun. There are a lot of princess stories out their. I have to say The Princess in Black and Hamster Princess felt fresher but those fans are going to like this spunky princess too. " said.

"This a lovely princess-adventure story for young readers entering the world of chapter books! Princess Cora wishes for a pet dog from her fairy godmother but ends up getting sent a crocodile instead. While the crocodile terrorizes Cora’s parents and nanny, Cora enjoys a day filled with adventure in the great outdoors.

Brian Floca’s illustrations are engaging and detailed. While the pages may initially appear a bit text-heavy for young audiences, the vibrant colors and variety of illustrations help maintain the reader’s attention. The witty humor adds another layer to this story, particularly when the crocodile enters the scene in a gift box from Cora’s fairy godmother. I laughed aloud on multiple occasions while reading about the crocodile’s antics.

My favorite part was when Princess Cora stepped in a cow pie. Initially she was disgusted, but then she said to herself, “I’m having an adventure.” I loved this because it shows the growth Cora experienced in the story, transitioning from a princess who had no control over her life to a princess who could be brave, even when stepping in cow pies.

Overall, the story is hilarious, lighthearted and sweet. It would be a great selection for blossoming readers who are picking up a chapter book for the first time.
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" I read this aloud to Juliet and we were both utterly enchanted. The story is clever and surprising and the illustrations are perfect. I'm already looking forward to reading it again. " said.

" Has your child ever felt over worked and unappreciated? Then pity poor Princess Cora, who has to take 3 baths a day, study extremely boring books, and skip rope 500x in the old dungeon. Then her fairy godmother sends her a crocodile to take her place while she goes outside and has adventures. Too bad the crocodile isn't a very good princess: he ends up biting and then complaining about the lack of cream puffs. Lots of pen and watercolor pictures make this appropriate for 2-4th graders " said.

"Candlewick Press, 2017
Fantasy
74 pages
Recommended for grades 1-4

Princess Cora has it bad. Cora's days are tightly scheduled with bathing (Nanny's thrice-a-day demand), reading (dull books chosen by her mother), and by incessant workouts run by her father (mainly involving a jump rope). When Cora wishes for a dog to become her companion, she is granted a pet that is very much not an adorable yellow puppy.
But maybe this crocodile could turn out to be ok. He volunteers to dress up like Cora to fool (and set straight) her nanny and parents. Of course this plan is doomed. But while it is unfurling, Cora is outside experiencing a day of her own making.
Delightful illustrations bring this thoughtful and silly story to life.
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