Egad Alligator! (Hardcover)

By Harriet Ziefert, Todd McKie (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618141715

Publication Date: March 25, 2002

List Price: 16.00*
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His brother might be tired, but Little Gator sure isn’t. He wants to go exploring. So while his brother rests on the banks of the mangrove swamp, Little Gator swims off in search of new friends. On his journey he encounters all kinds of creatures, but when he tries to introduce himself, they all run away shouting, “Egad Alligator!” Feeling discouraged, Little Gator wonders how he can make friends when everyone is afraid of him. Tired and lonely, he tries to find a place to rest, but Little Gator soon discovers that he too can be frightened.

About the Author

Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.

Praise For Egad Alligator!

"A wonderful addition to any collection." Kirkus Reviews