Alligators All Around: An Alphabet

Alligators All Around: An Alphabet

by Maurice Sendak

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Overview

‘An alligator jamboree, with all the letters ' A through Z.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064432542
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/1991
Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 202,548
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.


Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Hometown:

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1928

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Art Students' League

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Alligators All Around 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
NataliaLucia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response: I laughed a lot reading this book. It was a lot of fun to read.Curricular Connection: This book is perfect for a preschool class learning about the alphabet. Students could draw their own pictures of alligators doing things.
rbelknap on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun example of a fantasy book because the alligators in the book doing many human things. They get headaches, they quarrel, they talk, wear clothing, and they eat oatmeal. An alligator cannot do any of these things in real life.Age Appropriateness: primaryMedia: Pen and Ink
hannahbk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was a very cute idea. By the end of the story I felt as though I had been through a day with these alligators and I loved it. The characters were engaging even though they were very similar. It was also a new way of presenting the alphabet that I had not yet encountered.
bplma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
cute, funny litle abc book. lots of white space- big clear letters for prereaders.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you buy this great book I absolutely implore you to purchase the Really Rosie soundtrack (words straight from this and other Sendak books, music and singing by the great Carole King). Or at least the Schoolastic Video that contais that same song. I learned this song from beginning to end one night and then sang it to my son all the time. Now he is two and can recit the entire alphabet and say the letters to this song while I sing it. And it is SO much mor efun than just the basic ABC song. We can act out the silly gestures and he has SO much fun belting out each letter!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Granted I shouldn't expect much for a $6.00 book but I would have purchased a board book for my $6.00 rather than buy a book that reminds me of the horoscope booklets at the grocery store checkout (it's softcover and measures 4' x 6'). I like the alphabet and was surprised to see MY name was in the book. If I had known that was an option I would have requested my daughter's name - not mine. The alphabet itself is quite cute and would recommend a hardcover or board book but not the softcover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it is recommended for older children, my two-year old loves this book. It is refreshing to hear 'very vain' for the letter V and 'x-ing x's' for X instead of violins and xylophones. We like that the book is full of new vocabulary words and is not condescending.