WATCH OUT!

There's a crocodile about,

and he's in your garden

Original, funny and super-sweet! A FINALIST and highly
recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

 

"We have read this book over and over in our preschool this week. The children love the story and the illustrations

keep them captivated.

While the story is fun and exciting it also teaches the children the different stages of a tomato plant. It is also great to have a story that moves away from the stereotypical family. Looking forward to creating dad's recipe!" Tara, Cork

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Greedy Crocodile is Rachel's debut children's book. She is primarily interested in creating books that use story based learning for young children. 

​​Rachel lives in Cork, Ireland with her partner Tom, their three young children and a greenhouse full of tomatoes. 

You can read more about Rachel and her writing process in this newspaper article by Irene Halpin Long at The Echo 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The Greedy Crocodile is a funny, action-packed story about a tomato obsessed crocodile and fearless twins, Elodie and Adele.

​Follow the crocodile's adventures as he attempts to break into the greenhouse and eat all the 'matoes!

Mischief and mayhem combined, twins Elodie and Adele love nothing more than to roll up their sleeves and jump

feet first into the action!

The  Greedy Crocodile was shortlisted for the London based

Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020

This book would be suitable from ages 1 to about 8. It is short enough to read to and with your child as

a great bedtime story and even manageable for the more independent readers.

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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

I chose Anastasia to create the illustrations as I love her use of colour and texture. Her character design is second to none and I really enjoyed working on The Greedy Crocodile with her.

I can't wait to see what we cook up for 2021!

You can check out her portfolio here

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You can contact me directly on rachelmurphyauthor@gmail.com

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FUN FACTS

The scientific name for tomato is Lycopersicon Lycopersicum meaning wolf peach.

There are over 10,000 varieties of tomato, these come in a variety of colours including pink, purple, black, yellow and white.

La Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain, where people throw 150,000 tomatoes at each other. Mess is best!

Despite being classified as “reptiles”, crocodiles are more closely related to dinosaurs and birds (which are actually avian dinosaurs) than to most animals classified as reptiles.

 



 

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