The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone features full-color illustrations by the author. This book is included in our Second Grade Read-Aloud Set.
The Monkey and The Crocodile by Paul Galdone is a retelling of a classic Jataka tale from India. In this story the monkeys live in the trees, and the crocodiles live in the water. One day, a young crocodile decides he wants to eat a monkey and comes up with a plan to catch one. Through cunning tricks the two creatures try to outsmart each other, but the crocodile is no match for the clever monkey.