Animals, music and fun fill the pages of these similar readings “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile”

Share these humorous picture books with fans of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

PG. Sony Pictures Entertainment. out now

When Josh, who is biracial (Chinese American and white), moves to New York, he befriends a singing and dancing crocodile in this live-action/CGI adaptation of Bernard Waber’s picture books. fans of To sing and its cast of musical creatures will want to watch this too.

Broadway Bird by Alex Timbers. Feiwell and his friends. 2022.
Gr PrS-2– Despite the other animals telling her she’s too small, Louisa the parakeet doesn’t give up on her dream of singing on Broadway, eventually ending up in a production of The Weasel Wizard. This humorous picture book will appeal to readers who also dream of seeing their name in the spotlight.

Bob’s by Bob Shea. Small, Brown. 2021.
Gr PrS-2– To entice a tasty snack for himself, Bob the Alligator disguises his snout as a restaurant, but he becomes attached to his guests and changes his mind about eating them. This colorful picture book will appeal to readers who love funny animal stories.

pokko and the drum by Matthew Forsythe. S. & S. 2019.
Gr PrS-2 When young frog Pokko’s parents give her a drum, she and her new musical friends fill the forest with happy songs. Readers will enjoy this witty and lavishly illustrated picture book.


Abby Johnson is the Collections Development Manager at the Floyd County Library in New Albany, IN.

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