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The Alligator Who Wanted to Be a Dog: A Wantstobe Book Paperback – Large Print, June 21, 2014
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About the Author
Valerie Harmon graduated with a BA in English and teaches writing and Shakespeare. At the end of the school year she directs a Shakespeare play that her students perform. She’s a voracious reader, a free-lance editor, blogger and Mom to six children. She lives in the Western United States with her children, husband, and more books than bookshelves.
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My biggest issue with this book is that it seemed at times to be saying it wasn't good enough to be an alligator unless you were like a dog. My grandson has Down Syndrome so this isn't a message I want to put across. Unfortunately I hadn't read the book before I took the iPad out and started on it with him. I then had to emphasize this is a story and being different is just as good as being a dog.
Alligator frightens people away with his toothy smile. He decides he wants to be a dog so he can make friends & not feel lonely. It is a cleverly written story with entertaining illustrations. Can alligator actually become a dog? Will perseverance pay off?
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Colorful illustrated children's book about why an alligator wants to be more like a dog-because everybody likes dogs.
He gets some help from the dog but it's not making him into a dog...
He tries other things to no avail til the very last day of the very last minute...
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