Terrific tales about curious creatures - Children's Books

Terrific tales about curious creatures - Children's Books

Terrific tales about curious creatures - Children's BooksTerrific tales about curious creatures - Children's Books

The Crocodile Who Found His Smile

Crosby is a lively croc, but lonely for some friends

He has no luck in making mates, he always meets dead-ends 

He thinks that living all alone will be his only fate

‘Til mum and dad step in with a surprise he thinks is great!


The brilliantly illustrated, large format (A4) children's picture book "The Crocodile Who Found His Smile" is for kids aged 4 to 8+.


Purchase here for delivery within Australia.

For international delivery, purchase here.  

It's a fun rhyming tale with lots of educational information about saltwater crocodiles and a great choice for parents who want to inspire their children's early love for literature and art.  Sample 

About HancyPancy


HancyPancy lives with her partner, twin toddlers and 3 cats amongst the kookaburras, cockatoos, possums and spiders in Sydney, Australia. She loves big ferocious animals as much as small cuddly ones, reading rhymes and writing witty words.  Children's books are her passion.


Whilst waiting for her bubs to arrive, HancyPancy put pen to paper and the story of Crosby, the crocodile who found his smile, was conceived.  Shortly thereafter, in collaboration with her long-time friend and artist Ann Snell, Crosby came to life.  


Coming soon are more tantalizing tales about sharks, possums, kookaburras and echidnas.

Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Member



Leanne, VIC

A fabulous Australian story book that educates our children about our native animals. A delightful story that will capture the interest of young children. Illustrations are colourful and bright. Learning through reading. Highly recommend this book. 

Yazmin, CA, USA - 8 years old

Dear HancyPancy,

I read your book and I know how Crosby feels.... I like this book because it was really entertaining alot.  I also like the book because you put some hidden frogs in the book.  And so I want you to write a book again.

Fleur, NSW

This enjoyable book is jam-packed with croc related info, clever rhymes and appealing illustrations. A must-have book for any child! 

Buzz Words

Children who adore animals – especially reptiles – will fall in love with Crosby the ‘curious croc’ and enjoy the clever blend of fact and fiction throughout the narrative. And, if they look carefully at the lively images, they might spot an elusive little frog on each page! 

Seaforth Kindy, NSW

Room 2 enjoyed a lovely visit from a local children’s author, ‘’HancyPancy’’. During her visit the children engaged in some delightful conversations and were enthusiastic and proud to show HancyPancy their very own illustrated storybook.


There's been a lovely added bonus since starting this account and it's getting to share the journey of talented people starting their journey as authors and illustrators.  This gorgeous debut book by @HancyPancyBooks is about a crocodile who decides he no longer wants to be a solitary animal but instead would quite like a friend!!!

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