It is also interesting to note that our entire family uses the name "Hector P. Valenti" as an expletive. Hector is Lyle's original owner who returns to reclaim Lyle once he realizes he could make money by exploiting Lyle's talents. Around our house it is not unusual to hear "Oh, Hector P. Valenti! "
When I was a young adult watching a musical like the Sound of Music, I used to say "That's so stupid! People don't just break into song like that!" Well, I am here to tell you, I have had to eat those words many times because we frequently break into song if someone is leaving with one of the songs from the video. "Don't leave me now, I'll just die if you do. I'm trying to smile, but darn you Lyle, I would never leave you."
Because Lyles appeal has lasted over 20 years in our household, I would highly recommend the book and the video to anyone with or without a child.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile ~ The Book
Written by Sylvestermouse
|Lyle, Lyle Crocodile|
Lyle becomes young Joshua's best friend and even helps Joshua with is homework. During the day, while Joshua is in school, Lyle browses through antique shops with Mrs. Primm. This fun loving crocodile even dons an apron to help with the cooking and the house cleaning!
This book easily charms young readers with simple, comical illustrations. After all, who wouldn't love a pet crocodile who cooks, sings and dances?
(Ages 4 to 8)
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: The House on East 88th Street Video
Written by Sylvestermouse
In the video, we see a beautifully animated, musical version of Lyle come to life on the screen. He sings, dances, cooks, and jumps rope with the neighborhood children. All of his playful antics are true entertainment.
The children laugh and sing along with Lyle and the Primm's when they regale them with fun songs, crazy crocodile antics and a very heart warming story of love, friendship and true happiness.
Sadly, the video is much harder to find these days since it was released on VHS. This is a scanned photo of our video cover so you know what to look for.
|Lyle, Lyle Crocodile Musical Video Photo|
However, if you can find a copy, you really should get it immediately. Lyle really comes to life on the screen! The animated characters and the music is truly outstanding. This is probably the best children's video I have ever seen.
Occasionally, you may find a copy of the video on Amazon.com. You can click here to see if one is available now
You may also check on Ebay below.
Lyle Photos Used in this Review: Scanned from Book and Video Box Covers
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