The Crossodile

The Crossodile


BEWARE the swirling, storming Crossodile!

Though Hayden Hill likes lots of things - like eating ice-cream, playing chess, and looking after his pet lizard - some things make him a bit, well . . . cross.

And when he can't stop himself from getting crosser and crosser, a rather strange thing happens - his little pet lizard turns into a giant snapping whirlwind of a CROSSODILE!

As his out-of-control Crossodile causes destruction everywhere it goes and terrifies his friends, Hayden realises that he can't keep letting it take over.

Can he figure out how to understand his anger and tame his Crossodile once and for all?

A hilarious and heartwarming rhyming tale about understanding your anger and the importance of friendship, from incredible picture book talent Rachel Morrisroe and bestselling illustrator Ella Okstad.

More magical stories from Rachel Morrisroe and Ella Okstad:
The Drama Llama
The Truth about Yeticorns

About the authors

Rachel Morrisroe

Rachel Morrisroe is the bestselling author of the How to Grow Magic series, The Drama Llama and The Truth About Yeticorns. Her favourite job before becoming a writer was working at Battersea, where she got to foster puppies and take dogs for walks on her lunch breaks. Originally from Wales, she now lives in Cheshire with her husband, two young children and a very daft dachshund called Dottie Disco Dog. Visit her at and @RachelMorrisroeAuthor on Instagram.
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Ella Okstad (Illustrator)

Ella Okstad loves to draw ghosts, vampires, humans, cats, and all sorts of creatures. She lives and works as an illustrator in Trondheim, Norway. When she's not in her office creating scary, cute, or peculiar creatures for books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, and a cat. Visit her at
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