The Mouse & The Crocodile by Lorraine Catterall ~ Childrens Book Review

Hey everyone, today I want to show you this beautiful book I was sent for Little A to read by the author herself, Lorraine Catterall. This book, The mouse & The Crocodile is going to be a part of a series of books titled The Unlikeliest of Friends. 

Each page is written with short paragraphs, features easy to read print (so my 7 year old, Midge, can read it) and flows beautifully from page to page thanks to rhyming and the opportunity for plenty of character changes (I'm not the only one who is a fan of doing the voices am I?)

All illustrations are by Fanny Liem and they are so beautifully done. They are bold and appealing to my 4 year old (even a tarantula called Terry which my son quite liked and considering he's not a spider fan (not even in books!) I thought this was a plus!)
The story itself is all about a rather sweet crocodile called Master Croc who befriends a mouse when he becomes lost trying to find his home. Along the way they encounter several other friendly animals and together go on a journey to find Master Croc his home and family. They share sadness, fear, excitement and happiness together despite the fact you wouldn't think they could . What a lovely tale!

You can purchase Lorraine's book here on Amazon and follow her site Lorraines Books. You can also find Lorraines Books on Facebook. I hope you love it as much as we have! Let me know what you think of The Mouse & The Crocodile!

Cupcake Mumma


  1. I love a child's book with good illustrations like this. #Twinklytuesday

    1. Me too it's a lovely book thank you Fiona

  2. Looks lovely! Rhyming prose was always my girls' favourite when they were at that point in their reading. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.