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I need to find this book. I don't know the title or author. But I do have dim remembrances of the plot.
This was a children's book, with pictures. I read it when I was young.

- Two alligators - or crocodiles - are in a house.
- Another alligator or croc comes to visit with a bottle of wine.
- The visitor sits on the couch.
- The couch eats the visitor, leaving only his glasses and possibly a cravat.
- The eaten gator or croc was named Warwick. I think.
- It is also possible that the household gators or crocs had the wine in the first place.
- I do believe that there were the two species in that book - i.e., if there were alligators in the house, then it was a croc that came to visit, and vice versa. But I could be wrong.
- I recall that the pictures were done in lurid, darkly-lit tones. Possibly.
- I have no idea of the actual plot or why they didn't warn him about the couch. Altercation? Fiendish glee?
- Please to note that this was a CHILDREN'S BOOK and therefore was highly appropriate subject matter for impressionable youth. *har*
Therefore, book publishing date: 70s or late 60s, I reckon. Maybe.

Just on the offchance...

Date: 2006-07-26 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG! This book is in the bookshelf at school for my low-level kids. AAAAHHH! I cannot, for the life of me, think of the title. I'm going up there tomorrow to wrap some stuff up. I'll see if I can find it.

Date: 2006-07-27 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

That has got to be the coolest thing, ever. You've totally blown me away. I need an Intense Jubilation icon.

Low-level kids? *oog*

Words fail me. But! I am actually at this moment uploading punk songs for you, so I can repay you in some small fashion...

Date: 2006-07-27 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not promising I can even find it... but I know that it was at one time THERE.

By low level, I mean low LANGUAGE level. I have lots of picture books for my kids who are still just learning the basics of English.

Date: 2006-07-27 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Low language level! *oog*

the fact that I am not alone in having seen it means much.

All right...I will shortly appear on your punk post in your journal. GO CHECK IT. I have two files and will get the third tomorrow - my 'puter has informed me I have Low Disk Space in what would be a snide voice if this was an AI. Bastards. So I am going to try to detox it before I go to bed...

Date: 2006-07-27 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, and in any case, maybe there's a dusty librarian somewhere who'd remember it...?
:) :) :) :)

Date: 2006-07-27 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All proper children's books capture the spirit of children - nasty, brutish, and short. Sounds like one I have to read.

P.S. Mind if I friend. I've enjoyed your fic and don't want to miss any.

Date: 2006-07-27 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cool! *friends back*
I've been meaning to pop you a cordial message along those lines...

God, yes, children's books - original Grimm's tales - Mother Goose - old cartoons - all sinister!
(and I love it)

Goes to clicky thing

Date: 2006-07-27 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, have been meaning to ask, do you keep guinea pigs, or do you simply think they have adorable little faces (which they do)?

Re: Goes to clicky thing

Date: 2006-07-27 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The default icon is Rowan, a Silkie pig, and I also have Angela, an albino short-haired pig *takes advantage to put up icon*.

I still fall in love with any number of pigs when out and about in pet stores.

You sound like a person who appreciates guinea pigs.

Re: Goes to clicky thing

Date: 2006-07-28 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Both Rowena and Angela are very pretty. Middle Sister had a pet guinea pig when we were young. Though I shall never have my own as I can’t face the hutch-cleaning, I do think they have enormous charm.

Date: 2006-07-30 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww, thanks!
Hutch-cleaning is never fun. Well, putting fresh bedding back in does make you feel all nice and sparkly, and the pigs sure appreciate it...but to get to that point, oy!
And we have two giant pig palaces and it's just something I don't look forward to every week.


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