One fine day Little Croc finds a lonely lost purse ...and it's full of money! Does he keep it and use the money for himself? Will he succumb to the temptation of some new shoes, a cool lemonade or the teasing of his friends? No! Honourable Little Croc is off to find the owner. And when the owner of the purse lets him keep it and the money inside, he soon realises that being honest is its own best reward! This is a brand new heart-warming tale from "Dandylion" creator, Lizzie Finlay.
Here is a wonderful story that will help teach honesty and character building to the little ones. While playing hide-and-seek with the other crocodiles, little croc finds something that looks valuable. When he finds that the purse is filled with money, he must decide what the right thing to do is. The other crocodiles try to persuade him to not find the owner, but I was happy to see that little croc uses his conscience to guide him in the right direction. He must also face many temptations along the way to the police station. This was a cute story with a happy ending for doing a good deed. It will also make for good discussion on the importance of being honest and not letting others steer you from doing what you feel is right. The illustrations are whimsical and full of bold color as well. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~
Title: Little Croc's Purse
Author: Lizzie Finlay
Genre: picture book
Pub. Date: January 2010, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 32 pgs.