Alligator Baby Paperback – Sep 1 1997
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2. Kristen's baby brother is born at a zoo instead of a hospital. Her overwrought parents repeatedly bring home the wrong infant?first an alligator, then a seal, then a monkey. Finally, brave Kristen takes off on her bike and locates the misplaced "people baby." Thanks to the brave, smart big sister, the babies get sorted out, "And everything was okay...until Kristen's mother had twins." Storytime audiences will cackle as Kristen examines each baby, pointing out the animal parts (claws, flippers, tails, etc.) that convince her none of these creatures is her new brother. The silliness escalates in the ebullient watercolor illustrations. Kristen's mother tosses hair curlers out the car window on the first trip to the zoo, leaving her hair to twist wildly for the rest of the story. The animal youngsters have a grand time visiting the humans' house. The seal balances shampoo on its nose while it plays in the bathtub; the monkey swings from the chandelier. Refreshingly different from most "new baby" stories.?Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
ROBERT MUNSCH likes to use kids he meets on his storytelling adventures across Canada and the U.S. in his books. Ribbon Rescue was inspired by Jillian, a Mohawk girl from the Kahnawake reserve outside of Montreal, who went to hear a storytelling wearing a traditional ribbon dress. We Share Everything! is about Amanda and Jeremiah, whom he met in Pontiac, Michigan.
Robert and his wife live in Guelph with their three children ― each of whom has appeared in various Munsch stories ― and their dog, Cinder. Bob spends most of his time writing, and likes to devote his spare time to making school visits and telling stories. His books for Scholastic include Alligator Baby, Andrew's Loose Tooth, Get Out of Bed!, Ribbon Rescue, Mmm, Cookies!, Makeup Mess, Up, Up, Down, Aaron's Hair and Playhouse.
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My four year old has loves this book since he was two (when our second child was born). It's a silly way to approach the subject of bringing home a new sibling.Published 9 months ago by Ashley-Lynne M.
Robert Munsch is an excellent reader!! The only thing that was a bit annoying was that his voice was scratchy. Read morePublished 17 months ago by purple
I love this story and the board books are great for young children! The children love it and ask to read it!Published 20 months ago by Kelsey
My son loves all the Robert Munsch books. He knows exactly what makes kids laugh and this book is an excellent example of this.Published on April 6 2000 by Angela