Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Today is my father-in-law's birthday. His name is Lyle and when I saw this book I knew Madeleine and Henry had to have it. This was in heavy reading rotation when they were toddlers. It's a cute and quite silly story.

Bernard Waber 1965

Lyle is a nice pet to the Primm family. But he is always scaring cranky Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta. Lyle is sent to the zoo where he is very unhappy. But when he saves Mr. Grumps and Loretta from a house fire his reputation and his place back home with the Primms is restored.


  1. You have to read "The House on East 88th Street" to get the full story of Lyle's origins. We have these first two, but none of the rest of the Lyle books.

  2. This is the only Lyle book we have but I think years ago we read some of the others at the library. The kids always loved it more than I did.