Croc & Gator 1: Swamp Ranger School By Lisa Katzenberger, Mike Ciccotello (Illustrator) Cover Image

Croc & Gator 1: Swamp Ranger School (Hardcover)

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Follow no-nonsense Croc and goofball Gator as they become junior rangers in their hometown swamp!

Printed entirely in green ink, these fun STEM-filled books are perfect for InvestiGators fans.

Croc and Gator could not be more different, but the one thing they have in common is the love of their swamp.  And now they are old enough to train as junior Swamp Rangers! They can’t wait to learn about all the swamp’s plants and animals, and how to protect them.   

When outgoing Gator and reclusive Croc are paired up, neither is sure about the other. But it turns out that their differences help them ace their tests and reward them training certificates to become the best Swamp Rangers!   

This great buddy series pairs two animals that kids LOVE. In their challenge to become junior rangers, Croc and Gator will need to be courageous and brave little reptiles, as they explore their swamp and prepare to protect everyone in community.

With each story, readers will train alongside Croc and Gator, as they gain more experience and get badges along the way. The books will have back matter to support the theme of each story.

About the Author

Lisa Katzenberger loves to write stories that make children laugh, escape, and dream. She lives near Chicago with her husband and twin children. She is an instructor for The Writing Barn and serves on the Board of Trustees of her local library. Lisa loves to travel with her family and CROC & GATOR was inspired by a Louisiana swamp tour in 2018. Lisa is also the author of the picture books IT WILL BE OK: A Story of Empathy, Kindness and Friendship, I CAN DO IT EVEN IF I’M SCARED, A LOVE LETTER TO MY LIBRARY, and IT BELONGS TO THE WORLD: Frederick Banting and the Discovery of Insulin.

Mike Ciccotello is the author-illustrator of the picture books TWIN, BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES and the forthcoming LEONARD'S HAUNTED HOUSE. He is also the illustrator of Bridget Heos’s TREEMENDOUS and her SCIENCE BUDDIES series, as well as CHEESE AND QUACKERS, an early graphic chapter-book series written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Mike is the host of DRAW WITH MR. MIKE, a drawing show for children, and he is also a member of SCBWI and the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature (RUCCL). He lives with his wife and twin boys in New Jersey.

Praise For…

"In a narrative that highlights burgeoning self-awareness and appreciation for each other’s talents, Katzenberger celebrates the fragile beauty of the protagonists’ swamp habitat and offers simple messaging about conservation." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645951506
ISBN-10: 1645951502
Publisher: Pixel+Ink
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 112
Language: English