I love Mo Willems and I think Amanda and her Alligator are among my favorites of his creations. But what happens when Amanda brings home a special'and not entirely welcome'surprise? Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts. The result might be unexpected indeed. But, for my students and I, the book fell a bit flat. Sometimes Alligator surprises Amanda by eating them.
Amanda loves her Alligator but is a very independent child. And maybe it's just me, but Amanda's lacking something. A very sweet story about friendship and how we should be open to it, when and where it comes. But what happens when Amanda brings home a special—and not entirely welcome—surprise? Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising. Sometimes Amanda surprises her alligator with books.
I think if you go forward without sky-high expectations you'll enjoy this book. There are a total of six and a half stories that details the adventures of Amanda and her Alligator! Sometimes Amanda surprises her alligator with books. I am no good at waiting. All kids have an imagination and this books lets kids imagination come to life. Amanda, in particular, is a smart, spunky library-goer with a kooky taste in books Climbing Things for Fun and Profit, anybody? Sometimes Alligator surprises Amanda by eating them.
He's just as hilarious in person. For example, here is a description of alligator's reaction to Amanda being gone to the library: I do not like it when Amanda is gone, thought alligator. Just adding the one line to the eyes, makes his little character show so much emotion. The titles of Amanda's library books are hysterical: Climbing Things For Fun and Profit, and You Can Make it Yourself: Jet Packs are my favorites. They seem so small and simple--wouldn't you rather have a big ol' candy bar? In his light, breezy style, Mo Willems touches on many everyday topics: boredom, surprises, disappointment, creativity, jealousy, and making friends. Alligator doesn't like it when Amanda leaves the house without him, as he demands a lot of her attention. I also loved Mo's trademark illustrations and how easily he captured my attention and actually made me laugh out loud as I was reading.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Where was the last place you made a new friend? Beloved author-illustrator Mo Willems has created a funny and tender portrait of friendship that readers of any age will love. Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising. Each section looks at a different kind of surprise for either Alligator or Amanda, and though unsurprisingly they are simple, they have a fun element to them that is commonly shared among friends. She has gone to the library to get her books for the week. Transitional readers will enjoy the antics.
She now walks around the house saying that page from memory when she's bored. Sanborn Hooray for Mo Willems in yet another wonderful story! Every age will find something of value in this lovely story. But what happens when Amanda brings home a special—and not entirely welcome—surprise? Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising. Proof positive that Mo knows how to appeal to all ages. All and all I'll say: Mo Willems does a great job writing a book about friendship between Amanda and her stuffed alligator, but it seems to fall in with the Cat the Cat series of books in terms of humor and enjoyment, rather than being up there with his other books.
Cupcake is a fan of 2. Would you always be honest with your friend, even if it's sometimes hard to be? This is a sweet and funny story, a 69-page picture book containing 6 chapters, each chapter with the words surprising or surprise in their title. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. You'll be surprised how good it really is! This is a terrific friendship story. But what happens when Amanda brings home a special---and not entirely welcome---surprise? Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising.
The result might be unexpected indeed. Both characters wish to make the other happy, and being in each others company is what they like best. Interest Age: 3-8 Reading Level Age: 5-8 I don't know how Mo willems does it - but I find all of his books simply enchanting and hilarious. I found it thanks to the. I love Mo Willems and I think Amanda and her Alligator are among my favorites of his creations. The names of Amanda's library books are a riot. Sometimes Amanda surprises her alligator with books.