Party Croc!

A Folktale from Zimbabwe

When you promise Croc a party, you better keep that promise and give him a party! Zuva knows you should never invite a crocodile to town—everyone knows that! But what if the crocodile does you a favor? And what if you promise to return the favor by inviting him to the village party? And what if this croc actually comes knocking on your front door? Because this crocodile is a PARTY CROC! This hilarious retelling of a Shona folktale from Zimbabwe is both a cautionary tale about keeping promises and a raucously fun read-aloud for party animals of any age.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807563205
  • March 2015

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  • Newcomer Sullivan’s vivid cartoons capture Croc’s enthusiasm.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • The importance of keeping promises is delivered with a hearty dose of humor, making this a book to return to.

    - Kirkus Reviews


Derek Sullivan

Common Core

RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RF.2.3,3c,3d,3f,4,4a,4b,4c SL.2.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6 L.2.1,1a,1b,2,2c,3,4,4a,5,5b W.2.1,3,5,7,8


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 1.9