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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The little girl's leg was itching and her mother wanted to apply lotion. The little girl was not too keen on that because she did not like the white sticky stuff on her. Then she noticed the flakes on her arms and her father also suggested applying lotion on her. She did not let him do it and then she noticed the red blotches on her hand. She still did not want her Mommy to apply the icky-sticky white stuff on her. There were bumpy scaly spots on her face and she was still not ready to lather the lotion on her. The little girl was scared and she wanted her scaly skin to go away, so finally, she agreed to try applying the lotion. Why did she say she was turning into a 'crackodile'?
Crackodile by Czarina Tran-Bernett teaches children the importance of self-care in an adorable way. The lotion is a good way to solve the problems of many children who have dry skin and the author's approach to the topic is entertaining and delightful. Pei Jen's illustrations breathe life into the characters and the story and make them real and relatable. It is a good story for parents to use for storytelling sessions, especially if they have little children who do not like to apply lotion and end up having scaly skin. The little girl's transformative journey is encouraging and motivating to readers and all 'crackodiles' will agree to using lotion to stop their skin from becoming scaly. The story is simple and well-expressed and I am sure every child will grab the lotion and apply it after reading this story. Books like this help young readers understand messages, concepts, and ideas with clarity when expressed via a story and interesting characters.