Very Boring Alligator
By Jean Gralley
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805063288, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 2001
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A hilarious book about friendship, with a reptilian twist.
Very Boring Alligator came one day to play
but he stay stay stayed
and HE WOULDN'T GO AWAY.
Nothing will make this boring gator leave: saying "pretty please" doesn't do it; even making heebie jeebie eyes doesn't help. Very Boring Alligator just doesn't seem to get it. The Gator Cops are called in to assist--but then THEY won't go away. With all these unwanted guests romping on the couch, somebody will have to take charge! Luckily, a very resourceful little girl is ready to put her foot down . . .
Jean Gralley's offbeat sense of humor and wonderfully animated illustrations turn an awkward social situation into a very entertaining tale.
Jean Gralley studied illustration under Maurice Sendak. She made her picture book debut with Hogula, Dread Pig of Night. She lives in Potomac Falls,Virginia, where she creates picture books and is the Staff Artist for Cricket Magazine.