Friday, September 16, 2011

Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Willems

Amanda's best friend is Alligator. Don't worry--he's of the stuffed variety. Amanda likes to read. Alligator doesn't like to wait. He also gets bored easily. Prepare yourself for 6 and 1/2 hilarious stories.

What I thought: If I wasn't already a fan of Mo this book would have clinched it. The adventures Amanda and Alligator have are wonderful. My favorite story is "A Surprising Solution." Mo's illustrations are great--simple, bold lines, good use of white space, and colors that are just right. Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator would pair well with I Love You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Clark , A Girl and Her Gator, A Boy and His Bunny, and A Bear and His Boy all by Sean Bryan.

Story Time Themes: Friendship, Toys

(Balzer & Bray, 2011)

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