- By Delphine Perret

Pedro and George

  • Title: Pedro and George
  • Author: Delphine Perret
  • ISBN: 9781481429252
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pedro and George What s the difference between an alligator and a crocodile So glad you asked Fans of Lyle the Crocodile and comic duos like George and Martha will find a new favorite pair in Pedro and George Pedro an

    What s the difference between an alligator and a crocodile So glad you asked Fans of Lyle the Crocodile and comic duos like George and Martha will find a new favorite pair in Pedro and George.Pedro and George are fed up with the children of the world getting them confused Pedro is a crocodile, and George is an alligator There s a difference, you know This determined paWhat s the difference between an alligator and a crocodile So glad you asked Fans of Lyle the Crocodile and comic duos like George and Martha will find a new favorite pair in Pedro and George.Pedro and George are fed up with the children of the world getting them confused Pedro is a crocodile, and George is an alligator There s a difference, you know This determined pair decides to go on a mission to prove who s who, once and for all Pedro packs two sandwiches, a toothbrush, a comb, and off they go The comb, of course, is only for show The classroom at the other end of the world is unsurprisingly shocked by their arrival but after a little learning and a lot of chaos, Pedro and George head back home to their ordinary tasks of sorting toothpicks and repainting their bathrooms, satisfied that they ve taught an important lesson Or so they think This wry, hilarious story might help you remember the difference between crocodiles and alligators but it will definitely give you the giggles.

    1 thought on “Pedro and George

    1. I adore Perret's illustrations! She uses only splashes of color with the bulk of the drawings remaining black and white. Within the black and white backgrounds are tons of details: titles on the books filling the bookshelves, posters on the walls, and scribbled messages on desks like, "Guess what? Chicken bu" Despite loving the Perret's art style, I enjoyed, but did not love, the textual elements. The story was cute and I could see it being a good fit for beginning readers who are looking for a [...]

    2. Pedro is a crocodile and his cousin George is an alligator. Fed up with people confusing them they set off to find children to eat in the other end of the world. (Children are, of course, the most at fault for confusing alligators and crocodiles). They find the children at school and while attempting to eat them, actually succeed in teaching them the difference between them! After they've been home for a while, Pedro receives a letter from one of the children thanking him for teaching the class [...]

    3. When George the alligator shows up knocking at his cousin Pedro’s house (the crocodile), he had enough of hearing others refer to him as a crocodile. He vents his frustration and the next thing you know they are out to find some children to eat as this might teach people a lesson on how these cousins are related but they are very different. As they both make their way into a school where they show up in time for a dictation class (not sure how a dictation class relates to the theme of this sto [...]

    4. The differences between alligators and crocodiles can often not be as noticeable to observers as they might be. Pedro Crocodile and George the alligator decide that they will go on a school visit to help students recognize their unique qualities. Although the two animals are a great hit with the students and teachers, the point of their mission apparently was not as successful as they hoped. The illustrations, sparingly drawn in black felt-tip pen and colored ink, are interestingly and seem to b [...]

    5. Mildly educational but mostly funny, especially if you pay attention to all the detailed drawings of the classroom. George the alligator is fed up with people calling him a crocodile. His cousin, Pedro Crocodile, blames children. Specifically, children on the other end of the world who say all kind of foolish things and should probably be eaten to teach them a lesson. Road trip! With a little biting involved, and possibly some judo, and a dramatic moment involving a natural science book. No croc [...]

    6. It's a cute book with great illustrations that use just little splashes of color in otherwise black-and-white sketchy kind of drawings. I think there's a little too much in this story that could only really be understood by adults to make it super compelling for kids. It's a bit too long for any kind of storytime (including just getting a young kid to pay attention to the entire thing-again, it's a little too subtle for younger children to want to grasp for so long).

    7. Far too wordy. Didn't make a ton of sense. The alligator and crocodile should have appeared differently. And why call them cousins? They are different animals, they should be "friends". Lots of random details and unnecessary storyline.

    8. Perfect for story time for older children. This cute story generates lots of snickers and as an added bonus adults will like it as well as the kids. The art work is minimalist fun with most of the drawings being black and white with only the alligator, crocodile and kids faces being in color.

    9. The premise, endpapers, art, and dry-humor insertions throughout this quirky story seem aimed more to adults than to the young readers. It is sure to strike a note with certain readers, but has a slow, sightly dis-jointed pace and plot so its fan base may not be universal.

    10. very wordy and the story has lots of random strange details. my kindergartener friend liked it though and it was slightly funny

    11. Just for fun! I will definitely add this one to my "read alouds for the first week," list. I laughed out loud and who doesn't like to laugh?

    12. Both animals looked alike except for the tooth. Couldn't the illustration and the text given more differences between the two? Nobody else in the whole class but the Asian child knew judo?

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