Friday, February 27, 2009

Three Little Gators by Helen Ketteman

The Three Little Gators by Helen Ketteman is the perfect story for anyone who loves the Three Little Pigs. This, however, is the story of the three little gators that live in an east Texas swamp and the villain is a Big-bottomed boar. I laughed out loud when the boar breaks into the gators house because instead of blowing air he uses his big rump. Sadly though, the text seems forced and the chants seem awkward at times. The best thing about the book by far was the illustrations. They are made up of bright, vibrant colors that blend extremely well and are sure to make children laugh. In fact, they are the real reason to read this book and make up for the poor text rhythm. Even more exciting; the illustrator Will Terry lives here in Utah and works at Utah Valley University! Excellent job Will!

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