Book Review: Alligator Arrived with Apples

Rating: ★★★★☆

Crescent Dragonwagon presents a delightfully fun Thanksgiving feast, delivered by animals A to Z. For each letter of the alphabet, one animal joins the feast bearing an appropriate contribution, and the verb designating its delivery also matches the letter. Most of the foods are fairly traditional for this time of year (“Cat Came with Cranberry Compote and Cherry Cobbler”) but some are pretty unusual (“Koala Kicked in Kale, Kohlrabi, and Kasha”). All the food seems to be vegetarian, except maybe the Gravy that Goose Gave. But since some of the feasters traditionally appear on the Thanksgiving table, we can overlook the fact that some of the guests are carnivorous, and just be glad they all get along. This lighthearted celebration, with enjoyable wordplay and some alliterative alphabet education, provides a needed counterpoint to more serious Thanksgiving books.

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Publication Information: Dragonwagon, Crescent. Alligator Arrived with Apples: A Potluck Alphabet Feast. Aruego, Jose (Illustrator). Dewey, Ariane (Illustrator). Aladdin. 1992. ISBN: 0689716133.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 00-04
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Posted on November 15, 2014

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