A comic caper that will have you laughing all the way to the bank from John Bush and Korky Paul. Perfect for children learning to read. Mr Crocodile needs a job. So says Mrs Crocodile. But what to do? Luckily, Mr. Crocodile is a croc with imagination. He could be a soccer star - Mr Soccerdile has a nice ring to it. Or perhaps a cook - Mr Cookodile sounds splendid. But what would be even easier for a lazy croc would be to turn into Mr Crookodile and rob a bank! However, despite a cunning disguise, Mr. Crocodile's plans start to unravel in a very funny way...The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. It features: clear type; up to 8 lines per page; bright, appealing pictures for added interest; a variety of sentence structures; a wider range of vocabulary; and, strong themes and characters to discuss. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple.
John Bush has written many picture books, some of which have been illustrated by Korky Paul, such as The Fish Who Could Wish. John's other well-known pictures books are The Bungle in the Jungle, The Cross With Us Rhinoceros and The Giraffe Who Got in a Knot. He lives in South Africa. Korky Paul is an illustrator with many well-loved books to his name, such as the best-selling Winnie the Witch series. He lives in Oxford. He has worked with John Bush on the award-winning The Fish Who Could Wish. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.