Picture Books Review: Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

Originally Published on PictureBooksReview.com

Written by Angel Krishna

Illustrated by Angel Alvarez

The monkeys are fresh out of coconuts, so how shall their baseball game continue? Further coconut replenishments can only be attained by riding on the backs of the crocodiles across the river… but why should the crocodiles do the monkeys a favor? It’s not as though they’re ever invited to play baseball with them!

A story of sharing and teamwork is really strengthened by the wonderful illustrations… each monkey and crocodile are drawn with such precise facial expressions and body language that they practically tell the story on their own. Very animated, and very engaging.

In the end, the coconuts are successfully procured and – as the title foretells – both the monkeys and the crocodiles are able to play together… but I liked the final twist on the last page which you’ll have to get the book to see!




About ADK Story Books

Angel Krishna is a fun-loving mom, a great friend and wife with a silly side, who believes that imagination is a gift. She loves when children tell a story, how their eyes widen, their hands move every which way and their voice fills with excitement. Angel encourages parents to listen to their children and to communicate with an open mind and a full heart. She reminds herself and those around her to enjoy life, always move forward and be creative.
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