You’re going to want to snap up this adorable Professional Crocodile!

Title: Professional Crocodile
By: Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara Di Giorgio
Rating: 10
Source: Raincoast Books for review

Description from Goodreads:

Mr. Crocodile loves his job. Every morning he gets up with an alarm. He brushes his teeth. He chooses the right tie to match his outfit, eats a quick slice of toast, and heads off to work on a crowded train. But what exactly is his job? The answer may surprise you! Readers will want to pore over this witty, wordless book again and again, finding new details and fresh stories with every reading.

What I Thought:

This surprisingly delightful wordless picture book is a true gem.

I’m a big sucker for wordless books, especially ones that are done well. This story works beautifully without narration, and allowed me as the reader to point out things that were interesting, allowed my kids to ask questions about what was happening, and changes the story slightly each time we read it!

The illustrations are beautiful, with a muted pallet and rich accents. The scene is set wonderfully.

The amount of detail in the background is just amazing. Each page has hidden treasures, and we discover more each time we read through. I want the authors to do spin-off books for all the background characters! (Who is the girl in the window? Why does he bring her flowers?)

The surprise ending (or is it a surprise?) is hilarious, and completely perfect.

This book is going straight to my recommend to everyone list!

Extras:

Look in the background to find a dude wearing a Chewbacca t-shirt.

TL;DR:

Adorable professional crocodile does exactly what you think.