It's funny—I bought Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile maybe ten years ago and never read through it all the way until I unearthed it from a dusty collection of books in our office downstairs a couple of weekends ago. It was hidden in between a bunch of dust jackets pulled off of children's books that I had left on the shelf because I wasn't sure what to do with them.
I read Lyle to Avery over the weekend and we both got caught up in the story. I loved everything about it--how the story was told, the casual broad strokes that were used to depict Lyle in his urban environs and the sprightly palette. Bernard Waber's style brings animation and buoyancy to the charming cast of 88th Street. Highly recommend adding Lyle to your library!