Hooray for Amanda & her alligator!

by Willems, Mo,

Format: Book on CD 2013
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6½ stories about 2 surprising friends.

Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising.

Sometimes Amanda surprises her alligator with books. Sometimes Alligator surprises Amanda by eating them.

But what happens when Amanda brings home a special--and not entirely welcome--surprise? The result might be unexpected indeed.

Beloved author-illustrator Mo Willems has created a funny and tender portrait of friendship that readers of any age will love.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Here's a new pair of kid-and-stuffed-animal best friends from Willems. Although Amanda gets top billing in these 6 1/2 Surprising Stories about 2 Surprising Friends, Alligator is the real star of this show. After a bit of warmhearted play and a feisty tickle romp, Alligator is sad to learn that he went for a measly seven cents in a sale bucket, so Amanda explains that it was because everyone knew he was meant to be her best friend. Elsewhere, efficient jabs of absurdity ( Amanda was reading her library book You Can Make It Yourself: Jet Packs! when she noticed her alligator chewing on her head ) balance with wise lessons on the mechanics of friendship (Alligator, dismayed when Amanda comes home with a stuffed panda, learns that friendships work as well in trios as they do duos).With the book's minimal backgrounds and a roomy page design, the focus falls squarely on Willems' cleanly styled characters, whose facial expressions are carried in the simplest of just-so lines. Willems may not have the market cornered on best friends, but few do them better.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Six and a half short stories make up this expertly paced page-turner about a girl and her toy alligator, laced with the kid-centric humor on which Willems has built his career. Willems presents everyday, indoor interactions between Amanda and her teal-blue, nontoothy pal, drawn in grainy black crayon with watercolor wash. Alligator waits impatiently for Amanda to return from the library, then asks, "Do you have a surprise for me?" Amanda indulges him by shouting, "Boo!" Then, in a bit of turnabout, while Amanda reads her library books Alligator observes, "Something tickles," followed by "I do!" Another ticklish subject arises when Alligator discovers his price tag and that he came from "the sale bucket" ("Nobody wanted to buy you," Amanda admits, adding, "because they knew you were meant to be my best friend"). The emphasis rests on quiet, ordinary events and the characters' comfortable alliance, which is temporarily threatened by a rival panda toy who bears a resemblance to Knuffle Bunny. As in his Elephant and Piggie books, Willems ends on a generous note, showing how Alligator and Panda overcome their superficial differences and giggle together. Ages 4-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Weston Woods read-along CD.
Subjects Friendship -- Fiction.
Surprise -- Fiction.
Toys -- Fiction.
Alligators -- Fiction.
Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Toys -- Juvenile fiction.
Alligators -- Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Publisher Weston, CT :Weston Woods,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Hooray for Amanda and her alligator!
Amanda & her alligator!
Contributors Willems, Cher, narrator.
Willems, Trixie, narrator.
Huff, Scott, proofreader.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Cher Willems with Mo and Trixie Willems.
Other Contributors Music by Scott Huff.
Audience Ages 3-7.
Language English
Notes Track 1: story with page-turn signals; track 2: story without page-turn signals; track 3: Pandas and other problems making a picture book.
Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (68 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm, c2011)
ISBN 9780062004000 (hdb)
006200400X (hdb)
9780545570381 (disc)
0545570387 (disc)
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