The Alligator's Smile and Other Poems
The A lligator 's Smile and Other Poems
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Toddler, Preschool, Primary
The Alligator?s Smile and
This book contains thirteen original poems about alligators.
Each poem addresses a different aspect of the alligator, such as
the alligator?s smile, his body type, the mother-baby alligator
relationship, the alligator?s skin type, and more. Each page has a
photograph to complement the poem along with a fun fact about
alligators in a little green box.
This is a great book to learn about alligators. The pictures draw
the reader in, while the fun facts teach. The pictures take up just
over half of a two-page spread. The poems are engaging enough
to entertain older children who would understand them easily.
Younger children may need to have some of the meanings of the
words in the poems explained. The reader can learn about the
alligator through the fun and fanciful poems and also by reading
hard facts. The facts are detailed enough to be thorough, but not
so detailed that a child gets bored before finishing reading. The
book seems to be aimed at kids, helping them to learn while being