Crocodile Tears

By Roger McGough
Illustrated by Greg McLeod

The crocodile said to the chimpanzee, “Chimpanzee, I want to be free. The jungle jangle’s not for me.”

Crocodile says goodbye to the jungle and heads for the bright lights of London to find freedom and adventure. But despite the famous sights, city life on a stone-cold street begins to pall... Will crocodile tears become real tears for friends, family and home?

A fantastic picture book for reading aloud, from poetry legend Roger McGough and award-winning animator Greg McLeod.




Age 3+





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"Quite genuinely the funniest picture book I've read in a very long time! Hilarious rhyming text, lots of visual fun and silliness too! Absolutely delightful!"

The Reading Realm


"For everyone who loves laughing and poetry full of world play...wonderfully funny and brilliantly illustrated."

Jo Bowers - Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University


"An absolutely brilliant read aloud tale...Roger McGough's narrative verse is bursting with wit...The inherent humour is wonderfully reflected in Greg McLeod's delectably quirky scenes...absolutely priceless."

Red Reading Hub



Roger McGough


Roger McGough is probably Britain's most famous and best-loved poet, author of over 50 books for adults and children. Born in Liverpool in 1937, he originally rose to fame as a member of The Scaffold, the pop music/poetry group whose most famous song was 'Lily the Pink'. Roger lives in Barnes, London.


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