The lazy crocodile, able to be disguised as a part submerged floating log, possibly with an attendant feathered tooth cleaner, and then SNAP! In a flash all deadly action. It's tropical / jungle backdrop allowing for a festival of other colourful characters, the crocodile has it's place in children's literature from Peter Pan, to Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So' stories with the 'Elephant's Child' and Roald Dahl's 'Enormous Crocodile'. The crocodile sparks both fascination and terror in children, in such a combination they'll return for more!
See more at http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/may/18/the-best-picture-books-on-crocodiles