Mama Don't Allow

Mama Don't Allow

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by Thacher Hurd
     
 

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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

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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 Award for Illustration
A Reading Rainbow Featured Selection
Children's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064430784
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
426,338
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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