Monday, August 10, 2020

Eat Your Rocks, Croc

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Eat Your Rocks, Croc!: Dr. Glider's Advice for Troubled Animals by Jess Keating, illustrated by Pete Oswald. Grades PreK - 3rd. 40 pages. Orchard Books, 2020. Review copy provided by my local library. 

What's a platypus to do when a family of humans keeps trying to catch him and he's feeling extremely helpless? Go to Dr. Glider for advice! Dr. Glider reassures Patrick Platypus that platypuses are anything but helpless - they're one of few venomous mammals in the world! How about when Sebastian Nurse Shark can't shake the small fish that are stuck to his belly? Dr. Glider explains that they are remoras who will help keep him clean.

Each spread in this adorable science picture book addresses another animal "problem" with Dr. Glider providing interesting animal facts to advise and reassure his animal patients. This is a really cute way to present animal facts and this book is a sure hit with kids who like shows like The Wild Kratts. It's a picture book that will suit a wide range of ages. Preschoolers will enjoy the animal characters and learning animal facts, which elementary school kids will be able to read it on their own. This would be a really fun gift for the young animal lovers in your life.