Edmonton, AB, Canada (PRWEB) March 18, 2012
Jean MacGregor is pleased to announce the publication of A Crocodile Tale, a modern fable with an unexpected twist. The book’s central theme is “Be careful what you wish for—you might get it!” The book presents a refreshing glance at today’s “beauty at any cost” philosophy and will form the basis of self-esteem discussions in the classroom and at home. The book features nine original watercolor paintings.
A Crocodile Tale is a very short story about Clarence, a baby crocodile with self esteem issues. The book outlines Clarence’s interactions with a jaguar, a butterfly, an ostrich, and finally with Matilda, a hunter’s wife. Matilda thinks Clarence is beautiful. The book ends with a very happy Clarence.
Here’s what they’re saying about A Crocodile Tale:
"A Crocodile Tale is wonderful. The original artwork is fabulous, the paintings are endearing. Until I got to the last page, I thought it was just another nice children's story. But the unexpected twist at the end takes it into the philosophical realm. I've been thinking about Clarence the crocodile all day. Way to go!" DM
"It's a very charming tale with an O. Henry ending. When we get what we think we want, there's so much more to it than we ever expected." GB
"A Crocodile Tale is fabulous, even with its dark ending . . . A parable about not wasting time worrying about what you can't be because life's short!" DGM
“I love this book. The illustrations are fantastic, so loose, colorful and full of energy. The ending is definitely food for discussion. Highly recommended.” AC
Jean MacGregor wrote and illustrated A Crocodile Tale. Jean worked as a medical illustrator in Toronto, Bogotá, and Saskatoon. She illustrated medical text books, journal articles, slide presentations, and videos, using watercolor as her main technique. After ten years, Jean's focus changed direction, first to the education of medical and health professionals in Calgary, Honduras, and Costa Rica, then to the education of oil and gas industry personnel in Edmonton.