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A Girl and Her Gator

Written by Sean Bryan & illustrated by Tom Murphy
Published by Skyhorse Publishing
5.81 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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One day, a girl discovers an alligator on her head and, although she is afraid her friends will laugh, the ‘gator soon convinces her that she can still give her brother a scare, eat an eclair, and choose anything to wear as long as he is there.

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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
6.0 / 7.0

This is a fun and crazy book about a girl who wakes up in a silly situation. Her calm and polite way of dealing with it, getting information, and going confidently with the flow is a great model for all of us. The illustrations are line-drawn in green, white, and shades of pink. The meter keeps things clipping along and the rhyming is clever and sometimes unexpected. It just goes to show that we never know what people might be whispering when they stare!

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
7.0 / 7.0

It’s said constraints inspire creativity, and that’s certainly the case with author Sean Bryan’s rhyming in this story. I also really enjoy the simplicity of Tom Murphy’s illustrations. Together they make this a delightful addition to your personal library.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

It does become a bit of a mouthful to read aloud, but cute concept, funny scenarios and decent rhyming. The other books in this series are pretty cute too, but this is my favorite.

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.5 / 7.0

I love this book. It’s so fun to read, and the whole premise always just makes me laugh! There’s some fun vocabulary in the rhyme and I like the simple, sketched feel to the illustrations. :)

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Who Wrote A Girl and Her Gator

Sean Bryan

Sean Bryan is the author of numerous children’s books, including A Girl and Her Gator, A Bear and His Boy, and The Juggling Pug. He works at a New York advertising agency and lives with his wife and son in Darien, Connecticut. <BR>Tom Murphy is the illustrator of numerous books, including four books with Sean Bryan. He also works in advertising. He lives with his wife and two children in Westchester, New York.

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