Elem. – Aaalligator!

Henderson, Judith, and Andrea Stegmaier. Aaalligator! Kids Can Press. 2020. 978-1-525-30151-3. $18.99. Grades K-3.

When a boy finds an alligator stuck in the woods, what should he do? Well, perhaps the alligator is hungry? So let’s give him food and remind him not to eat people! This alligator is stuck, so what should the boy do to help free him? Simply sing him a song to lull him to sleep, then cut the vines! This simple action is the beginning of a new friendship! And it turns out, the alligator is a great way to get rid of leftovers! Everything seems great, until the mayor of town does not like this alligator and wants to get rid of it. How do you hide an alligator? With a unique idea and lots of helping hands!

THOUGHTS: A sweet story of a strange friendship between a boy an an alligator! Readers will enjoy the development of the alligator, especially as he continues to eat all of the leftovers!

Picture Book          Rachel Burkhouse, Otto-Eldred SD

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