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Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!

By Michelle Hong, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Heartwarming look at surprises and friendship.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Willems does it again!

Another great one from Mo Willems! This one is separated into short chapters, so I thought it might be too long for my 4-year-old, but it is a quick read nonetheless, and we both enjoyed it.

Is It Any Good?

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Navigating friendships can be tricky for children, and this delightful book guides kids to cultivate honest and true friendships. The writing is simple but clever, engaging and humorous, and the cartoon-like illustrations set against stark white backgrounds are irresistibly cute.

Book Details

  • Author: Mo Willems
  • Illustrator: Mo Willems
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Publication date: April 26, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 72
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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