What's That Noise, Mr. Croc?
Jo Lodge. Hodder (IPG/Trafalgar Sq., dist.), $11.99 (12p) ISBN 978-0-340-96001-1
In this call-and-response-style book, Mr. Croc, a childlike green crocodile, creates different sounds at home%E2%80%94from the "Crash! Bang! Ting!" of pots and pans to the "Splish! Splosh! Splash!" of bathtime. "What's that noise, Mr. Croc?" is the book's repeated refrain, with flaps revealing both the answer and the crocodile's response. "It's just me, cracking open my egg!" Via one tab, Mr. Croc lifts the phone to his ear, his eyes opening wide; in a well-designed pop-up, Mr. Croc bounces on a bed. An appealing introduction to new experiences for toddlers. Ages 3%E2%80%935. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/11/2012