Animals, Music, and Fun Fill The Pages of These 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' Read-Alikes

Share these humorous picture books with fans of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.


Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

PG. Sony Pictures Entertainment. Out now

When Josh, who is biracial (Chinese American and white), moves to New York City, he befriends a singing, dancing crocodile in this live action/CGI adaptation of Bernard Waber’s picture books. Fans of Sing and its cast of musical critters will want to watch this, too.



Broadway Bird by Alex Timbers. Feiwel & Friends. 2022.
Gr PrS-2– Although the other animals tell her she’s too small, Louisa the parakeet doesn’t give up on her dream to sing on Broadway, eventually making her way into a production of The Wizard of Weasel. This humorous picture book will please readers who also dream of seeing their name in lights.

Chez Bob by Bob Shea. Little, Brown. 2021.
Gr PrS-2– To attract a tasty snack for himself, Bob the alligator disguises his snout as a restaurant, but he grows attached to his guests and changes his mind about eating them. This colorful picture book will appeal to readers who enjoy funny animal stories.

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe. S. & S. 2019.
Gr PrS-2 When young frog Pokko’s parents give her a drum, she and her new musical friends fill the forest with joyful song. Readers will enjoy this witty, lavishly illustrated picture book.

Abby Johnson is the collection development leader at the Floyd County Library in New Albany, IN.

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