Nothing Makes You Smile Like a Purple Crocodile is wonderful story about a little girl who must move to the far away state of Florida due to her parent’s job change. Little Gabrielle must leave behind all her friends that she has ever known in her entire life. She must now go to a brand-new state and a brand-new school full of kids she does not even know. Obviously, Gabrielle is very unhappy but there is a bright side, she can now have a pet, where in her old home, pets were not allowed. The story revolves her pet search and a magical creature that she meets, the Purple Crocodile!
This is a very uplifting story and it comes with the hit song, Purple Crocodile. All the lyrics are illustrated, as well as the sheet music to the song. This book and song are guaranteed to make your children smile, dance and sing!
My daughter loves this book and can't stop singing the song...
We the the Purple Crocodile! The song is on repeat in our home.
Such a wonderful story and I love reading to my son. Its his favorite!
Jim Deakins, Author
Jim has run very successful mortgage businesses for over 20 years, but his true love has always been his guitar playing and songwriting.
In 2000, his daughter suffered a brutal case of domestic violence and Jim was lucky to be in a position to take his daughter and then 2 year old granddaughter in under his wing.
Jim became not only Gabrielle’s grandfather but the only father figure that she had. Jim spent many glorious years driving Gabrielle to all sorts of places and while in the car Gabrielle would love to play “I spy with my little eyes”. After a couple years of this game Jim became bored with it and made up a game that they played everyday called e Finger Game. Jim would reach back to the car seat and hold Gabrielle’s finger and give her two letters, the first being a color and the second being an animal, (i.e. B.D. = blue dog, R.C. = red cat etc). Gabrielle would not get her finger back until she solved the puzzle and then would hold Jim’s finger and give him 2 letters, Jim would not get his finger back until he solved the puzzle. Gabrielle soon became very good at this game and one day stumped her grandfather when she announced, P.C.! Jim remembers looking into the rear view mirror and seeing the excitement grow in Gabrielle’s face as he could not solve it and Gabrielle blurted out, Purple Crocodile! us the Purple Crocodile was born! Purple Crocodile became the go to word and password for everything! One day while waiting for mommy to pick up Gabrielle on her way home from work, Jim and Gabrielle wrote the song, PURPLE CROCODILE which eventually led to Jim writing his first book, Nothing Makes You Smile Like a Purple Crocodile!
Jim plans on donating a portion of the pro ts from this song and book to help fight domestic violence.
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