Crocolou has a daddy crocodile and a mommy wolf (loup). Each book in this series chronicles one of his simple adventures, suitable for younger kids. Both my 9 year old and 8 year old enjoyed the books when we read them, but they weren’t the kind of stories they’d want to read over and over again.
What drew me to these books was the free accompanying worksheets produced by the publisher. You can find those here: http://www.actes-sud-junior.fr/collections/crocolou/enseignants.php
There are also games for really young kids here: http://www.actes-sud-junior.fr/collections/crocolou/jeux.php
And, the best part is the song (warning – it’s super catchy – you’ll be singing it for weeks!):If you're not reading this post in your e-mail, sign up for updates right here and get your free guide to Getting Started Teaching French at Home: