Alligators: Board Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about alligators?

Alligators are sneaky predators. This makes them very intriguing to us. Many times only their eyes can be spotted sticking out of the water source they call home. These books share fun stories about characters named alligators as well as some fun real facts about them.

Chomp Goes the Alligator book
#1
Chomp Goes the Alligator
Written and illustrated by Matthew Van Fleet
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

From #1 New York Times bestselling novelty book creator Matt Van Fleet comes an irresistible picture book about a very hungry alligator who likes to chomp, chomp, chomp, which will delight readers as they learn animal names, colors, and counting. Along came the alligator, chomp, chomp, chomp! From the internationally bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes the story of a hungry little alligator who gulps his way from one to ten. Ten touchable textures, a sturdy chomping pull tab, and a grand finale pop-up are sure to engage the youngest readers.

Five Little Monkeys book
#2
Five Little Monkeys
Written and illustrated by Eileen Christelow
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.

The Lady with the Alligator Purse book
#3
The Lady with the Alligator Purse
Written and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom

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.

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!

Andy Alligator book
#4
Andy Alligator
Written by Sarah Albee and illustrated by Jo Brown
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

This board book about a typical day in the life of snappy-jawed Andy Alligator features a finger lever that enables children to snap Andy’s jaws up and down. “Listen to the SNAP! That my long jaws make!” Says Andy Alligator to his friend the snake “Hisssss!” says the snake, and his tail starts to flap, As Andy Alligator goes SNAP! SNAP! SNAP! This sturdy board book introduces little ones to an unusual animal in snappy style—literally. This simple short tale tells how Andy Alligator and his friends make special music with their own unique sounds. And all the while, children can SNAP-SNAP along with the Andy’s jaw, which forms the “top” of each book.

May I Please Have a Cookie? book
#5
May I Please Have a Cookie?
Written and illustrated by Jennifer Morris
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

p>A pleasing board book version of the bestselling story that’s all about how to say please! Alfie loves his mommy’s cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don’t seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it? The littlest of readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.

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