Every library should have in its collection the quintessential NYC storybook about lovable Lyle the Crocodile and the Primm family with whom he lives. To quote the New York Times: "Ordinarily I don't like crocodiles. They're reptilian and slithery and bumpety all over...But I like Lyle. He's of a different stripe-- urbane, cosmopolitan, one of the family, a charmer." Written in 1962, the story is timeless.