One day, a beautiful, brightly-colored bird lands next to him. The bird is strangely unafraid becoming Rashi's next meal,; as the days go by, the bird continues to visit and even naps on Rashi's head! The old alligator begins to wonder what it would be like to fly, but when he tries to take flight, things don't work so well!
As the weeks go by, other animals also have adventures on the sandbar. There's a big tiger, a mother hippo, Whoo the owl, and even a lion cub! Yet all the animals learn to live with each other despite their differences.
Filled with whimsical illustrations, The Old Alligator and the Young Bird explores the wonderful world of the jungle and the animals that live there.