A heartwarming picture book about adoption, acceptance, and inclusion, A Crocodile in the Family is a children’s story about a family of birds who stumble across a lone egg in the Australian bush. After taking it home to care for the egg, they discover it’s actually a baby crocodile! The bird family raises the baby crocodile as one of their own, and as their community continues to ask why they keep him, the blended family says the answer is simple. Because he belongs, that’s why!
Simple, fun, and perfect for little kids to understand. The story teaches young children that families are different and unique but that Love is Love regardless of differences in family type, size, and appearance.—Erin from The Exploring Family (Elementary Teacher)
Through colorful animal characters, this sweet story showcases the importance of welcoming everyone into our lives, no matter their differences. It provides a lesson for children about acceptance, belonging, and unconditional love.—Sandi Schwartz, author of Finding Ecohappiness
A charming story of a unique, colorful crocodile and his feather family's unflappable support -- despite what others may think.—Rick Andreoli, Editor-in-Chief, Parentology
A bright, warm palette streaked with pencil lines and fine brushstrokes enhances this poignant story of looking beyond differences to find unconditional love.—Foreword Reviews
Kitty Black is a children’s book author with a background in psychology and education. While her profession required her to speak to people about their feelings, she discovered how important storytelling is in life. As a freelance writer and a mom, she rekindled her love for stories and began writing her own! Her first picture book, Who’s Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?, was published in 2019, and A Crocodile in the Family is her latest title. She loves traveling to schools in Australia to host talks and workshops, where she shares her wonderful stories with young children and how they can become a writer too! To learn more about Kitty, visit her website www.KittyBlackAuthor.com, or find her on Facebook and Instagram (@KittyBlackAuthor).
Daron Parton is an award-winning illustrator with over 35 books to his name since he began his successful career in 1990. Licensed by Watermark Creative, Daron has also worked with The Wall Street Journal, The Age, the New Statesman, GQ, Esquire, Pearson, Scholastic, and Fairfax Magazines.