WHERE'S YOUR SMILE, CROCODILE?
Claire Freedman, , illus. by Sean Julian. . Peachtree, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-56145-251-4
Young Kyle the crocodile has lost his smile. "Why don't you go out and play? You'll soon find it again," says his mother. But nothing works, even though British artist Julian's acrylic-rendered jungle brims with flamboyant hues and Kyle encounters a triumvirate of animal hilarity: a screeching scarlet and sapphire parrot, an orange monkey with a repertoire of funny faces and a huge pink elephant who can squirt a fire-hose worth of water from its trunk. Freedman (
Reviewed on: 08/20/2001