The Naked Boy and the Crocodile


In 2008-2010, best selling and much loved children's author Andy Griffiths travelled around Australia in his role as ILF ambassador. He ran writing and illustrating workshops with children from remote Indigenous communities in Manyallaluk, Beswick and Daly River (NT), Wyndham, Fitzroy Crossing and Warburton (WA).

The Naked Boy and the Crocodile is a collection of 13 stories from these workshops. The book tell tales of playing with friends, riding motorbikes, picking berries, hunting for emu eggs and wild pigs, terrifying turkeys and angry mamus.

These stories are more than just an entertaining read. The book offers students in the city an insight into the lives of their colleagues who live in remote, isolated areas of Australia. The stories, told in the children’s own pictures and words, show how different the lives and experiences are when you live in the bush.

Age guide: 5 - 10 years old.