Deep in a tropical forest there once lived a funny looking little creature named Floptop. Actually, he wasn't called anything while he lived in his tropical forest. Hew was named Floptop later, when he left the forest and met humans. It's only people who give names to animals. It's people who told the elephant that he was an elephant, the giraffe that she was a giraffe, and the rabbits that they were rabbits. And so the little creature never gave a thought to what he was called, he just lived, and he lived in a faraway tropical forest.
-Chapter I, Crocodile Gene and his friends