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Oliver and his Alligator

Written & illustrated by Paul Schmid
Published by Disney-Hyperion
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Oliver is nervous about the first day of school, so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case. And boy, does it come in handy! Whenever anything scares Oliver-be it a teacher, a classmate, or the prospect of learning everything-the alligator makes the problem go away. Quickly, school becomes much simpler . . . and a little lonely. But Oliver knows just what to do! Paul Schmid’s gentle, funny tale about overcoming first day of school jitters is destined to become a modern classic that fans of Olivia and Kevin Henkes’ books will love.

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Who Wrote Oliver and his Alligator

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Paul Schmid

Paul Schmid is the author and illustrator of <i>A Pet for Petunia</i>, <i>Petunia Goes Wild</i>, and <i>Hugs from Pearl</i>. In 2010, he was awarded a month-long fellowship with Maurice Sendak. He lives in Seattle, with his wife, Linda and their daughter Anna, but no alligators. Visit him at

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