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But I Am an Alligator (Charlie and Lola)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 20, 2008
This book makes a great bedtime story. It's fun to read out loud.

In "But I Am an Alligator," Lola teaches Charlie that you shouldn't be embarrassed about embracing your interests and being yourself. It also teaches some fun facts about alligators -- they live in swamps and rivers, lay eggs amd get bigger "than even our table!" Like the rest of the books in this series, the dialogue is real ("This is my favorite fancy dress costume and I'm not ever NEVER taking it off.") and the illustrations loose and quirky.

The story is also included on the DVD Charlie and Lola, Vol. 5 - But I Am an Alligator. If your child likes this skewed humor I'd also recommend the Skippyjon series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2008
My toddler and I enjoy the Charlie and Lola book series. This is one of our favorites. It has a nice lesson to teach which I don't think my two year old understands, but eventually he will. I enjoy the illustrations in the book. We refer to Charlie and Lola a lot in our home.
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Children love to imagine and pretend (or at least they will if you get them away from the TV!)and Lola has the biggest imagination of all. She loves playing dress up and her current passion is the alligator. Charlie thinks it's a nice costume but maybe she should take it "off sometime". Lola proceeds to give him a lesson on why alligators are great (nice little inside lesson for kids). The next day is talk day in school and Lola has refused Charlie's help for her speech.

As some of my charges were reading this book, we paused to ask ourselves, "oh no, isn't she going to be embarrassed up on stage in an alligator costume!" and we voice our vote of "yes" or "no".

Then the best part of the book comes as Lola shows being yourself is always the "best" as she shares with the school the joy of pretending.

My charges talked after that for a long time about their favorite pretend costume and why! We ended up in the playroom dragging out forgotten dress up clothes and made up our own play!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2009
Lovely, gentle, fun series for children. Charlie's way of looking after Lola is endearing, and that little girl has the best giggle!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2008
Seriously, Lola is such a sweet, silly little girl who makes us all laugh! We enjoy all her & Charlie's stories!
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on September 9, 2014
This is written in the first person, and is not particularly well written. Not the easiest book for a pre-schooler to understand. I avoid reading this to my 3.5 year old as it is annoying (although the story idea is good - little girl wants to dress up, brother warns her not to dress up at school, girl does anyway and does well during show and tell...)
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on August 10, 2013
I have a 5 year old son with a 4 year old sister. our entire family loves these books and tv show via bbc (watched via YouTube bought via Wal-Mart). they are adorable and funny. the kids are well behaved and nice to each other. When my kids recreate these episodes while playing, they get along and have fun. I would recommend these to everyone for a quick daily giggle. I just received this kindle and haven't checked for the tv episodes. That would be awesome if they have them available :)
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on February 13, 2011
Great cartoon, great books! The best animated tv show available for kids. Great life teaching stories. Im not a fan of cartoons that call people stupid or just seem like junk tv. these shows teach kids things that are healthy and loving. The books are from the cartoons. We just love them!
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My daughter loves alligators, but it was weirdly hard to find alligator picture books. This one is more about a little girl dressing up than about alligators, but Claire still loved it (she's three).
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on April 20, 2013
Adorable story about a sister who wants to wear an alligator costume to school. She gets up in front of the school and gives a talk about how she likes to dress up, and wow's the crowd!
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