Ha Ha! Did that worry you? Pallllease…. I’m not going anywhere for a while. (I hope!!) See You Later, Alligator is a children’s book written by Sally Hopgood and Illustrated by Emma Levey.
What a cute story this one is!! Imagine a cute little tortoise and the largest Zoo you’ve ever been in. The adorable little tortoise is heading out to explore the world! He has his camera, sleeping bag, knapsack packed and he is ready for an adventure!
However, he can’t possibly leave without saying goodbye to his friends. Each. AND. Every. Single. One!! This reminded me of trying to get my kids to say their prayers at night. When we would get to the and… God Bless, Mommy. God Bless, Daddy. I would be gritting my teeth when were blessing the family that lived on the corner 3 years ago. (I think it’s bad if you growl at your kids while they are blessing people though… right???)
So, as I was saying, the tortoise goes around to say his goodbyes in sing-song goodbyes like See you later, Alligator. I’ll be a while crocodile. Each of the cute sayings has a colorfully, fun illustration to match. Five-year-old Alice cracked up when we got to I’ll call you soon, Mr. Raccoon. Mostly because Mr. Raccoon is carrying a bright red purse and a cell phone. These are the little touches through out the book that makes you want to read it over and over again because it really wasn’t until the third or fourth reading that we even noticed the cellphone in Mr. Raccoons hand.
The illustrations are cute and detailed.
The sing-song sayings have started a whole new way for The Non and Alice to say goodnight when I go home.
Now, I won’t tell you about the last couple of pages but they will make you laugh. I promise.
Again, I will never, EVER whine about a book that makes Alice laugh. This is a great book for the new Kindergartener because it has so many sight words that she is able to read along! One day soon I’ll have to post a video of her reading. Y’all will be amazed!!
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Author: Sally Hopgood
Illustrator: Emma Levey
Publication Date: 9-20-2016
Number of Pages: 32 Pages
Book Type: Hardcover
Size: 10″ by 10″