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Lyle the crocodile lives happily with the Primm family, until one day his world is turned upside down. His neighbor, Mr. Grumps, has Lyle committed to the zoo because Lyle frightens his cat and because, well, he’s a crocodile.When zoo life doesn’t measure up to life with the Primms, Lyle and his former stage partner make a break for it . . .
Will Lyle ever see his adoptive family again?
About the Author
BERNARD WABER 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.