Zack's Alligator: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

Zack's Alligator: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

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by Shirley Mozelle, James Watts
     
 

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When Bridget the alligator arrives in the mail, she's only the size of a key chain! But after Zack soaks her in water, she grows into a real live alligator. Bridget wrestles the garden hose and swings from the monkey bars. And what other alligator can do cartwheels?

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Overview

When Bridget the alligator arrives in the mail, she's only the size of a key chain! But after Zack soaks her in water, she grows into a real live alligator. Bridget wrestles the garden hose and swings from the monkey bars. And what other alligator can do cartwheels?

Children's Books of 1989 (Library of Congress)

Editorial Reviews

Sherman
"Zack's alligator, Bridget, is quite unusual. She's only an alligator key chain when she arrives, but when Zack waters her (per instructions), Bridget becomes a lively full-sized gator who is ready for some fun. She eats heartily, sneaks cookies, wrestles with the garden hose, rides a merry-go-round, does cartwheels, and more. Watts' colored-pencil and black-outline illustrations underscore the humorous events. The portraits of Bridget are especially expressive and appealing. Late in the afternoon, Bridget shrinks back to her original size, but Zack promises to water her every day. (Until then Bridget is safe in Zack's pocket.) In her first book, Mozelle has created a delightful new character whom beginning readers will hope to meet again.
School Library Journal
Ilene Cooper
When Uncle Jim sends his nephew an alligator key chain, Zack runs it under the water as instructed. Suddenly, a full-grown alligator, Bridget, appears in the tub. Zack's Mom takes all of Bridget's actions--stuffing herself with food, getting tangled up in the hose--in stride, but Zack has all he can do to keep up with the creature. Happily, Bridget goes back to key-chain size at night, with the promise of being "watered" to full scale the next day. Amusing antics will keep new readers turning the pages, and zesty watercolors, starring the athletic Bridget, add fun.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064441865
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
I Can Read Book 2 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
69,040
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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