Lyle Finds His Mother (Lyle the Crocodile)

by Bernard Waber

Paperback, 1978

Status

Available

Call number

306.85

Collection

Publication

HMH Books for Young Readers (1978), Edition: 1st, 48 pages

Description

Lyle the Crocodile leaves his happy home on East 88th Street with the Primms to go in search of his mother at the urging of his former employer Hector P. Valenti, star of stage and screen.

User reviews

LibraryThing member ehayne1
While I liked this book, I do not like it as much as the other books about Lyle. In this book, Hector P. Valenti is quite manipulative and crafty, and in the end, nothing bad happens, and he is not punished for his deceptive actions. My favorite part about the Lyle books is the great positive
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messages, but this one seemed to deviate. While there was a positive message about everything working out in the end, it seems as though Hector should have had something happen to him to show the children reading that this is not acceptable behavior. Other than that bad instance, I liked the rest of the book. It seemed less wordy than many of the other Lyle books, making it pleasurable to read. I think that the main message is that a happy ending can come from any sad beginning.
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Lexile

640L

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1974

Physical description

10.5 inches

ISBN

0395273986 / 9780395273982

UPC

046442273985

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