A Cute Story About A Real Fact.
This will be the fifth time I have read this book slowly, and the third time by myself. "THERE'S AN ALLIGATOR IN AUDUBON PARK" is a delightful story for children and for those like me who know the true story behind this children’s book.
GINA MINOR ALLEN gives us a quick peek of a normal day in Audubon Park when it's discovered that there is an alligator in the park. Rumors and tales quickly fly among interesting characters who want to catch the said alligator for reasons ranging from reward money to using it for stew! The characters are beautifully illustrated, each with their own look that is unique to them alone while fitting in with the overall look. The lines are funny and quick to read in a sing-song way. And the story from beginning to end keeps kids enraptured for their first and second time reading. I should know I read the book to my siblings who demanded encore readings of the book. While not a long read, this story gives a quick boost to the imagination of young and old about something that did happen in my home city. It’s wonderful for those who wish to keep a funny bit of history as well as people who like to give children quirky books. This is a great story that only leaves you wanting in one thing, this wish for more!
"There's An Alligator in Audubon Park" is available now at Community Book Center. The New Orleans Blended Books Club will host a reading and book signing event with author/illustrator, Gina Minor Allen at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 10th at Community Book Center. LOOK HERE for additional details or visit www.ginaminorallen.com.
BRANDON BIGARD is an actress, activist, a Baby Doll, writer, spoken word artist, and a native of New Orleans. She has been a youth advocate for over a decade being in may groups, including the Blended Book Club. A consultant that specializes in creating youth, color, and gender friendly/ appropriate climates, she claims to just be a lover of creating and created worlds.