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Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak

Alligators All Around (1962)

by Maurice Sendak

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I really liked this book because it was a type of book that I do not come across very often. One reason I liked it was because of the illustrations. They were showing the readers exactly what the text was saying. They were colorful but all of the illustrations only had about three of the same colors in all of them. The illustrations also showed emotions of what the alligators were doing in the book. For instance, an alligator was “throwing a tantrum” and you could see one of the alligators crying and the other one covering its ears looking annoyed. I also liked the language of the book. It was an easy read because it was in a pattern. It showed readers alliteration. Each page was about something the alligators did but all the words started with the same letter. It went in alphabetical order. The big idea of this book is to show beginning readers the alphabet. It shows sentences with what the alligators are doing using all of the same letter to begin each word. ( )
  madelinependergast | Apr 3, 2016 |
"Alligators All Around" is one of Maurice Sendaks books from the Nutshell Library series. This book is about learning the alphabet, and Snedak uses different sayings and actions to depict the designated letter. This book is a great book to read to little kids to get them interested in learning the alphabet. ALso this book would get them up and moving on some of the letters if they decide to copy what the Alligators are doing. The entire purpose of this book is to get students engaged and interested in learning the different letters of the alphabet.
  brandib90 | Oct 10, 2013 |
Alligators All Around:
"An alligator
with all
the letters-
A through Z." ( )
1 vote rainpebble | Jul 5, 2013 |
This is a whimsical, delightful illustrated alphabet book ( )
  Whisper1 | Jun 19, 2013 |
Fun little alphabet book, with illustrations of alligators doing something related to each letter of the alphabet. Classic Sendak illustrations. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
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Those alligators really do get around! Whether they're entertaining elephants, making macaroni, having headaches, or throwing tantrums, the rascally reptiles are never napping! Maurice Sendak's alphabet book will have young "readers" reciting their ABC's in no time. The three-color illustrations endear these quite quarrelsome critters to readers' hearts. Mom, Dad, and Junior are brimming with personality; the collective images create a complete picture of the nutty--yet remarkably familiar--household. Somehow, these likable lizards manage to capture the foibles and peculiarities of human nature better than many bipeds ever could. Yet beneath their very vain and sometimes shockingly spoiled surface, the friendly fanged creatures have a charm that no one can resist. Sendak, beloved author-illustrator of such classics as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Chicken Soup with Rice, much like his green gator gang, is always getting giggles. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter

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A family of alligators is taken through the letters A through Z.

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