February 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Children’s Book Week Celebrated with Literary Landmark for Lyle the Crocodile’s E. 88th Street

An event on May 14 honored the late Bernard Waber, author of the “Lyle the Crocodile” books, and designated the Yorkville Community School on East 88th Street a Literary Landmark. The street was made famous by Waber in 1962 with Houghton Mifflin’s publication of The House on East 88th Street.

Eric Carle Museum Honors Creator of ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Art Work

Late author Bernard Waber—creator of the legendary storybook character Lyle the Crocodile—is currently being honored with an exhibit of his work “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile & Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber” at the Eric Carle Museum in Massachusetts. The exhibit shows original picture book art and runs until June 8.

Author/Illustrator Bernard Waber, Lyle the Crocodile Creator, Dies at 91

Author/illustrator Bernard Waber, creator of the iconic character Lyle the crocodile and more than two dozen picture books for children, died on May 16 after a long illness. He was 88.