If there was a crocodile under your children's beds, who would you call first? Would it be God? A Crocodile Under the Bed is a zany story of the nuisance under the beds of boys, who have no idea of the fear in their Mom's heart of possible threats imposed on her family, and her journey to "speak faith at the happy ending." A beautiful lesson of faith in God's will and God's promise surely to engage the entire family.
The nightmare's gone, but what about that alligator? You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure him into the garage will do the trick. In this funny and beloved follow-up, Mercer Mayer faces another nighttime fear head-on.
The year is 1811. The place is Lyme Regis, a small town on the South Coast of England which was growing in popularity as a seaside resort. The Crocodile is the story of Mary Anning who, when she was only 11 years old, made the stupendous discovery of a fossil dinosaur on the nearby cliffs. The creature was described as a ‘crocodile’ in deference to a Church which could not accept that unknown species could have lived . . . and died. The Napoleonic Wars were being fought at that time. Britain and France were enemies and French spies could be found even in Lyme Regis — a danger to all concerned.