Akimbo has handled lions and elephants in his home in the plains of southern Africa, but his newest adventure pits him against even deadlier beasts — crocodiles! When a visiting crocodile expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo doesn�t realize the danger awaiting them. After a crocodile attacks the guide, will Akimbo be able to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump-start a truck in order to get help?
|Publisher:||Egmont Books (UK)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Date of Birth:August 24, 1948
Place of Birth:Zimbabwe
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a children's author, I've admired Alexander McCall Smith's ability to write at all levels. This is the third in the series of children's books featuring Akimbo, a young boy who lives in Africa. Akimbo has saved elephants, raised a lion, and had other enjoyable adventures in his previous books. This time around, Akimbo is tangling with one of nature's snappiest creatures, the crocodile. When he tags along with a crocodile expert, Akimbo once again finds himself in a situation that requires some courage to act quickly. What I like about these books is not so much the plot, but the setting and the characters. You really care about Akimbo and the people in his world. A good read for young readers.