Princess Cora and the crocodile by Schlitz, Laura Amy (#1398QV0)


Princess Cora and the crocodile

by Schlitz, Laura Amy; illustrated by Floca, Brian
Paperback Candlewick Press, 2019


From the Publisher
A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off -- and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile--a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, children's book luminaries Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure -- climbing trees! getting dirty! having fun! -- while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 12/15/16
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 02/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/17
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews, 01/01/17
  • New York Times, 03/12/17
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 01/16/17
  • School Library Connection, 03/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 01/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: October 8, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 72 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Tracings: Floca, Brian, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-53620-878-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-53620-878-8
  • Follett Number: 1398QV0
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.1
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 189550EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 590L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: O