Crocodile on the Banks of the Mara River
Will the skinny, scrawny wildebeests outsmart the big, brave crocodile?
Crocodile is basking in the sun on the banks of the Mara River and feeling very, very sleepy… A herd of wildebeests is on alert, warily watching Crocodile. They want to cross to the other side of the river where the grass is greener, and although Crocodile has closed his eyes, he could be faking! The wildebeests inch closer to the banks of the river—Crocodile does not move. Nor do Crocodile’s eyes. What to do? The Mara River flows through Kenya and Tanzania, in beautiful Africa, and it is central to the wildlife of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Every year more than a million wildebeests cross the Mara River as they follow the rains to greener pastures. And the crocodiles await the great migration. This story, inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime African safari, touches on the challenges that the wildebeests and crocodiles face in their daily efforts to survive.
Format: 11 x 8.5 Color Paperback, 27 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 12, 2023)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles