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Funny, Funny Lyle (Lyle the Crocodile)

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Lyle the lovable crocodile faces two big challenges: introducing his mother to city life and preparing for the Primms' new baby.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published October 28th 1991 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1987)
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Brigid Keely
Oct 16, 2013 Brigid Keely rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, fiction, animals, 2013
"Funny, Funny Lyle" by Bernard Waber, is the story of a Crocodile named Lyle and his mother, who the family names Felicity, and her struggles to integrate in human society. It's a cute little confection of a story, although it introduces the concept of robbers, which some kids might find alarming. My child picked this book out himself and we've read it about a million times. It holds up pretty well to multiple re-reads.
Elizabeth Whitlow
Jun 18, 2014 Elizabeth Whitlow rated it did not like it
I got this book from the library to read with my son, and it was the dumbest book I'd ever read. I really enjoy children's books, too. The story didn't even make sense. It seemed to jump around and take random turns. It was hard to get through even though it wasn't that long. I won't even try to read the other books in the series.
Edward Creter
Mar 11, 2011 Edward Creter rated it really liked it
This book delves more into Lyle's purse-carrying mom, Felicity, and the Primms have a baby on the way. How Bern Waber talks about pregnancy without the gory details so that kids can understand it, I dunno, but he does it with minimal effort and much grace. This is a joyful addition to Lyle's books!
Jan 02, 2010 Natalie rated it it was ok
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I dislike the Lyle books for some reason. Slow. Trying to be too quirky or something. Can't put my finger on it. Our 3-year old gets bored with them too. The concepts are sort of social-more-ish and not in line with the audience they seem to be reaching for.
Aug 30, 2010 Dianna rated it really liked it
My four-year-old son loves Lyle! He had a lot of questions about jail after this installment.
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Bernard Waber was the youngest in a creative family. At age 8, he ushered in a movie theater after school, so he often saw only the last ten minutes of a movie. He made a game of inventing beginnings and middles. When he returned from a tour of duty in World War II, he entered the Philadelphia College of Art. With a diploma and a new wife, he traveled to New York City, where he began working for ...more
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