What if alligators were less ferocious and more like curious children exploring their surroundings? That is exactly the image that Miles Smeeton portrays in Pelican's new book of alligator poems. Smeeton, along with illustrator Eric Grantvedt, shows alligators in many different situations. They are taking a bath and leaving a mess in “Bathroom Alligator,” flying and staffing a plane in “Alligator Air Crew,” and singing in “Siren Alligator.”
Smeeton's rhymes and Grantvedt's images depict an easygoing and comic side of an animal that many people consider to be a ferocious beast, making the book ideal for children and adults alike.
About the Author
Miles Smeeton composed rhymes on scraps of paper his entire life. He spent many of his days traveling on his yacht, the TZU HANG, and would send his granddaughters alligator poems written on postcards.
By Miles Smeeton
Illustrated by Eric Grantvedt
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles
POETRY / General
48 pp. 3 x 5
ISBN: 9781565548473 pb