Patricia Lakin, , illus. by Scott Nash. . Dial, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-3309-1
In the fourth book to feature the industrious crocodile family, Sam, Pam, Will and Jill decide to go on a camping trip. While they're well prepared—“ 'Take maps,' said Sam. 'The packs,' said Pam”—something, invariably, goes wrong. Readers should appreciate their haphazard (but not too shabby) organizational skills and identify with the nighttime fright that sends them packing (“ 'Who growled?' asked Will. 'Who yowled? asked Jill”) as the crocs seek a more comforting place to camp. Ages 3–5.
Reviewed on: 07/06/2009