Everyone in the neighborhood loves Lyle the crocodile—except for a cranky neighbor and his nervous cat!
Lyle lives with the Primm family in the house on East 88th Street in New York City. He enjoys helping with chores and playing with neighborhood kids. He's the happiest crocodile any family ever had . . . until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo! It will take all of Lyle's charm—and courage—to reveal the hero and friend behind that big crocodile smile.
About the Author
was the beloved author/illustrator of more than thirty picture books, including Courage
, Ira Sleeps Over
, and Do You See a Mouse?
With the publication of The House on East 88th Street
in 1962, his Lyle, Lyle Crocodile series of books became a mainstay of children's literature. A Literary Landmark plaque commemorating the adventures of this endearing New York City reptile can now be found on East 88th Street and Bernard Waber's artwork is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibit, curated by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. bernardwaber.com
"Lyle is as lovable as ever and the story and colored pictures as nonsensical." Booklist, ALA