The Lady with the Alligator Purse Book
The Lady with the Alligator Purse Book
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The Lady with the Alligator Purse

Written and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Publisher's Summary

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman's bestselling Sing-Along Stories are perfect for reading together, with over one million copies sold in all formats. You know the song, but you've never heard it like this! A familiar melody with uproariously funny new lyrics are presented alongside bright, zany illustrations in this picture book that includes music, stories, and games. These outrageous rhymes will appeal to reluctant readers, eager readers, silly readers, and the whole family together!

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  • Age Range: 0-3
  • Pages: 24
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: April 1, 1998
  • ISBN: 0316930741
  • ISBN 13: 9780316930741
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The Book Snob Mom
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An adaptation of the school-yard jump rope or clapping song "Miss Lucy Had A Baby," the illustrations are cute, spunky and add a dynamic feel to the book. The text is pretty minimal and standard, but with great rhythm (what else would you expect from a jump rope song?) and it's a quick read.

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author & illustrator
Nadine Bernard Westcott

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Big Picnic, Down by the Bay, and Peanut Butter and Jelly, the latter of which she also wrote. Nadine lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and divides her time between illustrating and designing her own line of fabrics.

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