Solomon and Mortimer by Catherine Rayner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing is tricky, chasing lizards doesn't end well and flying turns out to be a lot harder than it looks. But then they spot the biggest hippo in the river. Just imagine the splash he'd make if two naughty crocodiles were to surprise him! But Solomon and Mortimer are about to get a whole lot more than they bargained for...
Sure to delight fans of the original Solomon Crocodile, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, this warm, funny and charming tale from the Kate Greenaway Medal winning Catherine Rayner is one that young children will ask for again and again.
This is quite a naughty book, where the crocodiles are playing and attempt to creep up on another animal in the lake. To begin with you don't know that they are playing and initially the children I read this to were generally worried about this.
The story however was a cheeky one, which was humourous, only a few of the children I read this to got the joke. Although those who did found it very funny.
It would have been nice to have read the previous book with these characters in but it didn't stop the children enjoying this one.
This is a fun tale of how crocodiles like to play. The illustrations and the colouring in the book are lovely. It looks really fresh and clean.
I would like to say thanks to the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.