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Alligator Pie: Alligator Tales    by Dennis Lee & Nora Hilb order for
Alligator Pie
by Dennis Lee
Order:  USA  Can
Key Porter, 2006 (2006)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

This is a board book version of the beloved title poem in Dennis Lee's popular collection of the same name, Alligator Pie. The poet's lines in this version are enhanced by Nora Hilb's engaging illustrations of kids and mini-alligarors interacting over pie, stew, and soup.

It begins - 'Alligator pie, alligator pie, / If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die' - with a picture of a girl racing after a bunch of small green alligators who in turn are absconding with a large green pie (it's topped with a cherry and another mini alligator). In fact, these little green guys run off with all kinds of things, in exchange for the foods they leave behind.

There are several board books in this delightfully silly series of rhymed Alligator Tales all ready to enchant yet another generation.

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