croc and friends

  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • 101 South Independence Mall East
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 19106-2517
  • (215) 923-3811
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Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber is the first major exhibition to explore the life and career of children’s book writer and illustrator, Bernard Waber (1921-2013). Through over 90 original illustrations and other artifacts, including newly discovered sketches and manuscripts, the exhibit explores the whimsical and emotionally resonant world Waber created in a long career that spanned more than 30 picture books, including the much loved Lyle, Lyle Crocodile stories. Curated by children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, this celebration of Waber’s work and spirit in his hometown of Philadelphia is a fitting tribute