[Published by MacMillan]
I’m fairly sure that being a third child has left me with the ridiculous habit of saying yes to everything just so I don’t miss anything good. There is nothing worse than feeling left out.
Little crocodile hates the water and because his brothers and sisters spend all their time swimming he never has anyone to play with. Determined to make it work, he buys a rubber ring and gives it a go. “But he couldn’t play ball. Or swim underwater. And although climbing the ladder was fun, he just didn’t want to jump.” Poor little guy. After a particularly embarrassing experience, something strange happens, and the reason for his water hatred is revealed with gusto.
It was only on my second reading of this sneaky wee number that I realised I’d missed a vital clue as to where this story was headed. Keep your eyes peeled!
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