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I Am Ivan Crocodile!
I Am Ivan Crocodile!

I Am Ivan Crocodile!

By René Gouichoux, Illustrated by Julia Neuhaus


36 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (CA $19.99) (US $16.99)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9780980671131

Rights: US & CA

Berbay Publishing (Apr 2015)

Price: $16.99


A tale for explaining difference to children, both engaging and challengingIvan is a very special six-year-old. There is something about the way he looks and moves that sets him apart from the others in his class. Ivan knows that he is different, and what's more, he knows why. Inside, he is a crocodile. Ivan is a friendly crocodile who would love to be one of the gang, but the others don't understand his crocodile ways. They taunt him and tease him, making him feel very much alone. By the end of Ivan's story we take comfort in the fact that this young crocodile has found a way of feeling less alone as he takes his place in class with all the others. The book ends with a publisher's note to parents with suggested discussion questions.


"A thought-provoking catalyst for discussions about being different, coping with disabilities, bullying behaviours and caring for others."  —Magpies

"This is a gorgeous book for any child, but it's particularly lovely for kids who see the world in their own special way."  —Mindfood

Author Biography

René Gouichoux has been a teacher and writer for children since 1988. He has written more than 60 books, many of which have been translated into several languages.