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A GIRL AND HER GATOR by Sean Bryan

A GIRL AND HER GATOR

By Sean Bryan (Author) , Tom Murphy (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: April 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-55970-798-4
Publisher: Arcade

Claire is having more than a bad-hair day. When she discovers a small green gator named Pierre perched on top of her hair, she remains remarkably composed, but isn’t sure she wants him there. Claire worries her friends will “whisper and gossip and stare” and fears Pierre will cramp her style. Comfortably ensconced, Pierre assures Claire she can do anything with a gator on top of her hair. Next Claire wonders “what should a girl wear with a gator up there,” and Pierre guarantees she will “always have flair.” So with great panache and aplomb, Claire heads to ballet class where her friends do whisper and stare at a very “cool” Claire and her gator. Comic black-line drawings with gator-green and girlie-pink tints complement the amusing rhyming text. In this cute successor to A Boy and His Bunny (2005), Bryan and Murphy answer the ageless question of how does a girl cope with a gator in her hair. Very well indeed, if you’re the incomparable Claire. (Picture book. 3-6)