In LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE by Bernard Waber Lyle is a happy, human-like crocodile who lives in "the house on East 88th Street" which is also the home of Mr and Mrs Primm and their son Joshua. He is a blessing to the family and made all the neighbors happy... accept one. Mr Grumps' distrustful cat, Loretta. She was extremely frightened of him. "Something will have to be done about that crocodile!" shouted the furious Mr Grumps. Well, Lyle did get committed to the city zoo. It was a sad day, indeed, but that's not where the story ended. In the course of events that followed, there was never a dull moment and in the end "Everyone smiled happily.... even Loretta.
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