Claire—the sister of
the “boy who one day woke up with a bunny on his head”—discovers that
she too has a strange new condition: When she looks in the mirror, there
is a gator in her hair! What is she to do? Panic? Run to Mother? Or,
like her brother, learn to enjoy her new friend? With endearing
characters and simple, chuckle-worthy rhyme schemes, Sean Bryan and Tom
Murphy, the author and illustrator of A Boy and His Bunny,
have once again worked their magic. In Claire, they have created an
equally spunky and lovable character, bound to delight and entertain
young children and their parents.
This story is simply delightful in every aspect. The illustrations have a simple, child-like quality to them which really enhance the entertaining story of Claire and her gator.
While the story is rather silly and humorous, the issue of fitting in is addressed. Claire worries that people will stare, and what her friends will think of her when they see her with a gator on her head. The gator assures her that it will all be fine, and it is! Everyone notices the gator, but they all think it is a pretty neat thing to have a gator on your head.
Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Arcade Publishing (June 7, 2011)
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