The first book in the Lyle series, this tells the story of how the Primms found Lyle the crocodile in the bathtub of their new home.
"Illustrations have verve and are a perfect complement to the story. Highly recommended."
—School Library Journal
"The story of Lyle the crocodile who is discovered in the bathtub when Joshua and his family move into their new home. My mother first read this book to me when I was four years old. I am now 35! It is a truly wonderful childrens book. One of those that lingers in your memory as a world you inhabited as a child. Myself and my sisters adored the Lyle books and we are now buying them for our families. Endearing, amusing, full of the joys and sadnesses of life. Lyle is a childs world through a crocodiles eyes. Try them all. You and your children (of all ages) will love them!”
Children's Spring Book Festival picture book honor,
New York Herald Tribune, 1962