Alligator Shoes

Alligator Shoes

by Arthur Dorros


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A Reading Rainbow Book! This zany alligator with a love for footwear is guaranteed to make you laugh—no ifs, and, or boots about it.

Alvin the alligator loves to watch people—more specifically, their shoes. But his interest leads to fun and a bit of trouble when he spends the night locked in a shoe store trying on the merchandise!

"It's funny immediately."—The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Dorros [has] a genuine, offhand comic talent."—Kirkus Reviews

"In this zany story, the surprise ending carries an artfully-hidden message."—The Weekly Washington

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140547344
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/01/1992
Series: Puffin Unicorn Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 586,634
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Arthur Dorros ( has enjoyed words, pictures, and books for as long as he can remember. A photograph taken when he was one and a half years old shows him eating a few. Some of his later experiences led to his creating books. When he was four years old he sat on the tail of a ten-foot long alligator. Fortunately the alligator had been well fed. Out of that adventure grew one of his first published books, Alligator Shoes.

Since 1980, he has written and/or illustrated numerous popular titles about a broad variety of subjects from nonfiction, concept science books, to high-flying stories such as the award-winning Abuela. Before he started making books he did many things: he worked as a carpenter, teacher, farm worker, longshoreman, and photographer at various times. He loves to travel, learning about and meeting people, and discovering similarities and differences around the world. As a writer and illustrator he brings what he finds into his books. Mr. Dorros currently lives in Seattle, Washington, and enjoys visiting schools throughout the US and internationally to speak with students about telling their own stories.

In addition to the much-appreciated reactions of his readers, his works have been selected as Reading Rainbow Books, ALA Notable Book, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, NCSS Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, Parent's Choice Award, Storytime Public TV Selection, and Booklist Editors' Choice, among other commendations.

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