Catherine Rayner SOLOMON CROCODILE
Poor Solomon is looking for
some fun but no one wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the
storks get in a flap, and the less said about the hippo, the better! Somewhere
there must be the perfect pal for a lonely crocodile? Catherine Rayner won the
Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for "Harris Finds His Feet".
The depiction of the
animal characters is superb, with Solomon the archetypal naughty toddler. The
use of colour is exquisite throughout, and the book has a real sense of
vibrancy and energy. There's such variety in the layout but the images follow
on from each other perfectly.