New Children’s Book Explores the Refugee’s Experience and Introduces Immigration in an Accessible and Hopeful Way

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Crocodile’s Crossing: A Search for Home, a brand-new picture book from Flyaway Books, sensitively exposes readers to the struggles faced by refugees. The book is now available where books are sold and a complimentary downloadable discussion and activity guide is available to readers at http://www.flyawaybooks.com/resources.

Crocodile’s Crossing: A Search for Home by Yoeri Slegers

Crocodile’s Crossing: A Search for Home by Yoeri Slegers

Kirkus Reviews calls the book, “A wide-eyed, open-hearted evocation of a refugee's experience.”

Crocodile’s Crossing: A Search for Home, a brand-new picture book from Flyaway Books, sensitively exposes readers to the struggles faced by refugees.

Crocodile’s Crossing tells the story of a crocodile who becomes a refugee when he is forced to flee his homeland. After a long, hard journey, he finds a community of mice who welcome him and his family with open arms. The book is ideal for children ages 3-7 and it features playful, expressive artwork that takes place in a setting that applies to various cultures and geographic regions. A complimentary downloadable discussion and activity guide created in partnership with Migration and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities of Louisville is also available to readers. The guide will help encourage conversations around refugees and immigration and it is available for download at http://www.flyawaybooks.com/resources.

Kirkus Reviews calls the book, “A wide-eyed, open-hearted evocation of a refugee's experience.” Foreword Reviews also noted that the book explores “the struggles and concerns facing immigrant families with sensitivity and a touch of playfulness.”

Crocodile’s Crossing: A Search for Home is now available for purchase where books are sold.

About Yoeri Slegers
Yoeri Slegers is an author and illustrator known for his imaginative stories and expressive art. In addition to creating picture books, he designs CD covers, draws comics, and leads workshops for aspiring illustrators. He lives in Belgium. For more information, visit http://www.kunstman.be.

About Flyaway Books
Flyaway Books is a picture book program dedicated to themes of diversity, inclusivity, compassion, and kindness. Visit http://www.flyawaybooks.com for more information.
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