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Arrivederci, Crocodile: or See You Later, Alligator

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Can a hungry crocodile trick—and eat!—his way through Italian high society? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile. First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him! Luckily our dear croc Can a hungry crocodile trick—and eat!—his way through Italian high society? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile. First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him! Luckily our dear croc escaped, but while Parisian life may be glamorous, life in Paris’s sewers is not. If only Napoleon had taken Crocodile to a more aquatic reptile–friendly city. Perhaps one with an excess of canals and better food… “NAPOLEON TO TOUR ITALY: FIRST STOP, VENICE” Surely Napoleon wouldn’t mind if Crocodile hitched a ride out of Paris… Will our crocodile find his perfect home amongst Italian high-society? Or will he be revealed as an impasta? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile.


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Can a hungry crocodile trick—and eat!—his way through Italian high society? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile. First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him! Luckily our dear croc Can a hungry crocodile trick—and eat!—his way through Italian high society? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile. First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him! Luckily our dear croc escaped, but while Parisian life may be glamorous, life in Paris’s sewers is not. If only Napoleon had taken Crocodile to a more aquatic reptile–friendly city. Perhaps one with an excess of canals and better food… “NAPOLEON TO TOUR ITALY: FIRST STOP, VENICE” Surely Napoleon wouldn’t mind if Crocodile hitched a ride out of Paris… Will our crocodile find his perfect home amongst Italian high-society? Or will he be revealed as an impasta? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile.

30 review for Arrivederci, Crocodile: or See You Later, Alligator

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    Crocodile has narrowly escaped the paws (or, to be more accurate, jaws) of Napoleon, who dragged the reptile from Egypt home to Paris, planning to make a meal out of the beast. Crocodile learns Napoleon is off to Venice, and he decides to hitch a ride to the beautiful city. It's a new adventure for fans of book one, I, Crocodile. I delighted in this tale of action and fun, with silly illustrations and unexpected plot twists.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Heaven. Usually, it's a disappointment when a MS from a dead author gets dusted off and completed by someone else, but not here. Marcellino's inimitable hero from I, Crocodile is back, and in better form than ever. He dances the King Tut Strut and and Egyptian Conniption at a masked ball in Venice, and wins everyone's admiration - except of course, his nemesis from the first book!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra Kay

    This is a fun book for storytime. It's cute and funny. AND it takes place in Venice. What's not to love?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Holly McGhee

    Full disclosure: I am very personally attached to this book. I became Fred's literary agent around 1999, a year after I left HarperCollins and opened Pippin Properties, Inc. We closed the deal for Arrivederci Crocodile, the sequel to his bestselling I Crocodile, shortly thereafter . . . at the same time he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. I firmly believe that it was the work Fred had to do on Arrivederci that kept him alive for those years after his terrible diagnosis, but still he Full disclosure: I am very personally attached to this book. I became Fred's literary agent around 1999, a year after I left HarperCollins and opened Pippin Properties, Inc. We closed the deal for Arrivederci Crocodile, the sequel to his bestselling I Crocodile, shortly thereafter . . . at the same time he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. I firmly believe that it was the work Fred had to do on Arrivederci that kept him alive for those years after his terrible diagnosis, but still he wasn't able to finish it before he went on. Remarkably, through an amazing series of events that no one could command or order, this sequel fell under the care of Caitlyn Dlouhy at Atheneum and she found the incredible French artist Eric Puybaret, a long-time admirer of Fred Marcellino, and he embraced the idea of finishing the book Fred had started. And as if the universe were sending its blessing . . . the timing worked out so that this sequel will be published exactly 20 years after the original. An exhibition at the NCCIL will go up at publication time. The entire publication story of Arrivederci, Crocodile is a joyful homage to an extraordinary artist and human, Fred Marcellino.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    This is a fun, whimsical tale with tons of historic and international surprises...and maybe a few bites on the way. The Crocodile isn't so excited about Napoleon dragging him off to Paris, but at least, he escaped and is living in the sewer. Until he discovers that Napoleon is headed to Venice, that is. A long trip to Italy ends with many pleasant surprises, and the Crocodile might have discovered just the right place to be. If he can stay away from Napoleon. I did not get a chance to read the This is a fun, whimsical tale with tons of historic and international surprises...and maybe a few bites on the way. The Crocodile isn't so excited about Napoleon dragging him off to Paris, but at least, he escaped and is living in the sewer. Until he discovers that Napoleon is headed to Venice, that is. A long trip to Italy ends with many pleasant surprises, and the Crocodile might have discovered just the right place to be. If he can stay away from Napoleon. I did not get a chance to read the first book but will be changing that. This book can be read as a stand alone, however. This is a book for small adventure fans, who are ready for rivers of fun as waves of unexpected moments and excitement. It's told from the Crocodile's point of view. He's not only a curious reptile, but humorous too. While Venice in all of it's richness is already a treat to discover, it's even more interesting from the eyes of a crocodile. It's hard not to like him as he runs across true wonders, finds a place to fit in, and maybe escapes Napoleon's grip again. Young readers are introduced to Venice not only through Crocodile's tale, but with colorful illustrations. The pride and energy of Venice comes to life as the fish markets, architecture, people and even a bit of the underwater world are presented. It's fun simply to gaze through the illustrations and see what Crocodile is up to next. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it quite a bit. So, I'm leaving my honest thoughts.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Peacegal

    This is the whimsical tale of a foodie crocodile and his trip through Paris and Venice to escape Napoleon's nasty plan to serve him as main course. Veg*n families note: Lots of references to animal-based foods, including suckling pig and veal, as the crocodile helps himself to human buffets. At the same time, there's a message of "nobody wants to be eaten" as our hero scrambles to escape Napoleon.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Gudenburr

    Wasn't my favorite.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Frances

    I was a big fan of Marcellino's, prior to his death, and it is a treat to have Eric Puybaret complete the story of the crocodile captured by Napoleon. The images are just as wonderful as I remember.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    The long-awaited zestful sequel to I, Crocodile.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Meg

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jj

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carlos

  14. 5 out of 5

    Annese

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Rheinhart

  16. 5 out of 5

    Syntha Green

  17. 5 out of 5

    Robin Raines-Bond

  18. 4 out of 5

    Oona

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  20. 5 out of 5

    Miss Corene

  21. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Doyle

  22. 5 out of 5

    B

  23. 5 out of 5

    Billie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Brandy

  25. 4 out of 5

    Steph

  26. 5 out of 5

    Quinlan

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amy Lafleur Meyers

  28. 5 out of 5

    Spiegelamy

  29. 4 out of 5

    Joella www.cinjoella.com

  30. 5 out of 5

    Zozo Konkol

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