Just because Mother Crocodile once snapped at Golo-the-Monkey for teasing her, he tells all the other animals she's crazy. The monkey even tells the little crocodiles, her children, who believe him. When a flock of crows warn of the coming war, and Mother Crocodile tells her children to flee, they close their ears, and she sadly leaves them behind to fend for themselves. Winner Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.

Mother Crocodile 1995, Yearling Books

ISBN-13: 9780440410065

Trade paperback

Mother Crocodile 1993, Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN-13: 9780385308038