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Saxophone-playing Miles and his Swamp Band find a bevy of sharp-toothed, long-tailed alligators who love to listen to their music. But little do Miles and his band know what the alligators plan for them at the close of their jubilant all-night ball! Inspired by a traditional song, this vibrant picture book is "ebullient, fast-paced, and funny."

1985 Boston Globe–Horn Book ...

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Overview

Saxophone-playing Miles and his Swamp Band find a bevy of sharp-toothed, long-tailed alligators who love to listen to their music. But little do Miles and his band know what the alligators plan for them at the close of their jubilant all-night ball! Inspired by a traditional song, this vibrant picture book is "ebullient, fast-paced, and funny."

1985 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Illustration
A Reading Rainbow Featured Selection
Children's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)

Miles and the Swamp Band have the time of their lives playing at the Alligator Ball, until they discover the menu includes Swamp Band soup.

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“High-energy, high-decibel fun.”
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Miles is given a saxophone for his birthday but, because of all the noise, his parents ask him to practice outside. He joins up with some fellow musicians to form the Swamp Band. The alligators hire the band for their first gig, and they play at the Alligator Ball. They almost become dinner as well, but Miles outwits the alligators. Much of the text is presented as "dialogue balloons" within the bright, colorful illustrations. The music for the title song is provided at the book's conclusion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064430784
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 341,202
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Thacher Hurd is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children's books. He lives with his wife, Olivia, in Berkeley, California.


Thacher Hurd es un autor e ilustrador que ha recibido varios premios por sus libros para niños. Vive con su esposa, Olivia, en Berkeley, California.

Thacher Hurd is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children's books. He lives with his wife, Olivia, in Berkeley, California.


Thacher Hurd es un autor e ilustrador que ha recibido varios premios por sus libros para niños. Vive con su esposa, Olivia, en Berkeley, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

    Fun Story For Toddlers / Preschoolers

    My son was given this book as a gift. He loved it so much that he could recite lines from the story by heart at just 2 years old. He will break into song all the time. The story is fun and engaging. He loved it so much that I bought two more copies as gift for family and friends.

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