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My Baby Crocodile (Hardcover) (Gaetan Doremus)
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Told in two voices that are graphically rendered in different colors, My Little Crocodileis about a chance meeting between a crocodile and what he believes to be a "baby crocodile." This meeting profoundly changes their lives, which then continue along their own individual paths, though the bonds of love and intimacy remain. The story thus plays with ideas about the relationship between the parent and the child as well as with ideas of surprise and randomness and how deeply chance affects us throughout our lives.
Born in 1971, Gaëtan Dorémus received his degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France, in 1999, after which he picked up a few other degrees while creating picture books and illustrations for the press. Dorémus has illustrated over twenty books and has produced hundreds of editorial illustrations and cartoons. He loves to bicycle ride, walk in the mountains, and eat green tomatoes with cinnamon. In 2006, he became a papa.