Another in the Pull Ahead series, this nonfiction book answers questions about alligators. How long do baby alligators stay with their mothers? Why do alligators spend so much time in the sun? Why do alligators have to lift their heads when they swallow their prey? The answers to these and many other questions accompany color photos of alligators in their natural habitats. This book also contains several appendices: a map, glossary and an alligator with the body features labeled. Waiting Alligators is strongly recommended to parents and teachers with young children, especially pre-school and kindergarten. It is a wonderful example of the nonfiction that is becoming more and more popular with this age group.