by Catherine Johnson, @CatherinePoet
Gator and Pete More Alike Than It Seems written by Suzanna McGovern and illustrated by Donna Bizjak
Hatch Ideas, Inc 2007, Fiction
Suitable for: Pre-school to Grade 3
Topics/Themes:Similarities and differences, co-operation, friendship
Opening: Gator went for a stroll one sunny, spring day,
in search of a new friend who might like to play.
He kept his eyes looking, as he made his way,
for someone just like him, it seems.
In discovering and befriending Pete the turtle, Gator learns the importance of being open to those who are different than he is. Filled with lyrical storytelling and rich, engaging illustrations, this first-ever Gator children’s book is perfect for adults who like to read to young children, young children learning words and pictures, and first-time readers.
I am so thrilled to share this picture book with you since I won this one and two others about Gator via Susanna Hill’s blog. Thanks Susanna and thanks Suzanne!