Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker
Years ago, Keith Baker came to my school as a visiting author, and I became smitten with his thoughtful and eclectic work. Mr. and Mrs. Green are up there at the top of my favorite character list. A married crocodile couple who have so much fun together and support each other in everything they do, kids just eat this series up for its silliness. My favorite chapter is when Mr. Green tries to eat 100 pancakes, and he almost can’t do it until Mrs. Green cuts the very last pancake into the shape of a star to trick him! They eat their pancakes with sprinkles inside, and ever since, we do the same in our household. This beginning chapter book series is great for strong characters.