*A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year*
From the author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree:
Do you wanna? Wanna see?
Let's go find that gator, gator, gator
COME WITH ME
Put on your life jacket, hop in the boat, and raise your binoculars--it's time to go on an adventure
In Daniel Bernstrom's follow-up to the critically acclaimed One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, a fearless little girl takes off in search of a giant gator--but she's not going into that swamp alone No way She wants YOU, the reader, to come along.
Off you go, peering through the lush landscapes, looking for that gator But each time you think you see it? Oops Just a fox. Or some ducks Or a snake. Maybe you'll never find the gator, gator, gator . . .
With stunning illustrations from Sendak Fellow Frann Preston-Gannon, readers experience the feeling of being on a real adventure deep in the swamp. Rhyming, repeating, and exhilarating, the text is a delightful read-aloud romp that will entertain and make everyone's heart skip a beat
About the Author
Daniel Bernstrom is the author of the critically acclaimed One Day in the Eucalytus, Eucalyptus Tree and Gator, Gator, Gator!. Dan earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and currently works at the Learning Resource Center Coordinator at Minnesota State College Southeast, where he tutors students in math, writing, and science. He lives in Red Wing, Minnesota, with his wife, Heather; daughter, LaVonne; and sons, Grace, and Haven. Visit him at www.lillylabs.com.
Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator and author (and former bookseller), whose books include the bestselling Hot Dog, Cold Dog (POW! 2013) and How to Lose a Lemur (Sterling, 2013). Her varied clients have included The Sunday Times and Burt's Bees. Her first book, The Journey Home, was published in October 2011 and was shortlisted for four separate book awards including the Waterstone's Children's Prize. Frann was the UK's first ever Sendak Fellowship recipient, which sent her to work in residence with Maurice Sendak on his estate in Connecticut before his death in 2012. Visit her website, www.frann.co.uk.
"With full-page spreads of bold color, especially blues and greens, Preston-Gannon invites young readers to notice and discuss the clearly illustrated flora and fauna."--Kirkus Reviews
"This story's inclusive, mildly spooky plot and its visual details will engage kids and encourage rereading for what they might have missed."--Kirkus Reviews