Title: Gator, Gator, Gator!
Contributor(s): Daniel Bernstrom, Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrated by)
From the author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree: a stunning picture book set in the bayou, where an adorable little brown-skinned girl breaks the fourth wall, inviting the reader on a great animal adventure. Hold on tight!
Do you wanna? Wanna see?
Let’s go find that gator, gator, gator!
COME WITH ME!
Put on your life jacket, hop in the boat, and let’s go on an adventure! In Daniel Bernstrom’s follow-up to One Day in the Eucalytus, Eucalyptus Tree a fearless little girl is off searching the swamp for a giant gator—but she’s not going alone! No way! She wants you, the reader, to come along. Off you go, looking and looking, and each time you think you see it? Oops! Just a fox. Or some ducks! Or a snake. Maybe you never find the gator. . . .
Lush illustrations from Sendak Fellow Frann Preston-Gannon make readers feel like they’re deep in the swamp and part of the adventure. Rhyming, repetitive, and exhilarating, the text is a delightful read-aloud romp that is meant to be an experience for children. Readers should feel like they are inside the boat sitting alongside our main character, taking part every step of the way. Readers can look through binoculars and feel the excitement of the chase, and they can even respond—since the character is speaking directly to them.