There's a Crocodile In The House

By Paul Cookson
Illustrated by Liz Million

'Big sharp teeth
Open mouth
There's a Crocodile
in the house!'

Poems that invite action – joining in, jumping up, sitting very still – and always lots of laughter. Topics range wildly from aliens, to football, robots, pets, dinosaurs, friends, mice in the classroom, and of course that crocodile.




Age 3+





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"A fabulous, laugh-out-loud collection: get it immediately!"

Reading Zone 5-star review


"Surely this year's most hilarious and wacky collection of poems - from a celebrated poet-performer."

Books for Topics


"Contains something for everyone: aliens, football, school trips and pirates! This collection has wide appeal, but would also be great for younger primary school children...packed with humour and contains handy performance tips."

Library Girl & Book Boy



Paul Cookson


Paul Cookson has been visiting schools and festivals for 30 years now, performing his work and leading workshops. He is also Poet in Residence for The National Football Museum, Poet Laureate for Slade and was commissioned by Everton Football Club to write their season ticket poem “Home” – which can be seen as a video on Youtube etc. Currently he is involved with Don Powell from Slade and songwriter Les Glover, where they are writing new material and performing as Don Powell’s Occasional Flames

Liz Million


Liz Million is a crazy, lively Illustrator and Author of children’s books and she likes to think that she has THE best job in world. When she isn’t painting and writing books in her little studio in the North East, she spends a lot of time travelling the world talking to eager children in amazing schools, libraries and museums! Her favourite things to draw with children are cartoony animals and crazy creatures.

She graduated from Kingston upon Thames University in 1998 after her Illustration degree and was snapped up by a publisher straight away and she has been illustrating ever since.

Liz loves living in Darlington with her lovely husband, her crazy son, George and her cute Bedlington terrier, Peggy


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