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Crictor (Reading Rainbow Books) Paperback – July 14, 1983
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About the Author
TOMI UNGERER, winner of the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration for his lifetime contributions to children's literature, has created over 70 books for children. He was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, in France in 1931. After many years in America, he now lives in Ireland and Strasbourg.
Top Customer Reviews
This elderly lady receives a gift of a snake from her son in Africa. She is a teacher and brings Crictor to school, where he becomes a jump rope and slide for the kids. He also forms letters and numbers. He captures a burglar and the locals name a park after him!
One of my favorite books of all time!
As a lifelong reader and lover of books, I just love this book. Reading it brings back my childhood. The illustrations are just beautiful and the story is pure fun.
I am so happy to see that books like these are still out and avaiable to purchase. We need books like these for the next generation.
If you want to go educational get out the maps and locate the 2 places that are mentioned in the story -- France & Africa. A sense of right & wrong alongside good character always strikes a chord with parents so Crictor is right on there. Whether an adult is reading aloud or an elementary student is reading independently, this book is sure to please.
All things considered, I just like it. :-)
She read it to my daughter’s at an early age and it soon became their all-time favorite book growing up. Since they all have never stopped talking about this book all of these years I decided to buy them all a copy of the book for their libraries.
The thing to watch was how jubilant they were to get the book and how they immediately all read it together again like they were working on some type of college thesis.
I would recommend you read the book it is great for children and adults also. I have also now read the book and it is great!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jesus, age 9
This story is about a old lady who lives in France. Her name is Madame Bodot. She get a snake for her birthday from her son. Read more
My favorite childhood book. I am 56 and my old hardcover book is falling apart. I was so happy to see that you had this and bought a copy for all my grandkids families. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KrisK
Classic kids book with great illustrations. I book I enjoy reading to the kids.Published 6 months ago by Kittens