There's an Alligator Under My Bed

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Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited, 1987 - Picture books - 32 pages
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Mercer Mayer's young hero from There's A Nightmare In My Cupboard is back again with another night-time adventure story. The small boy with a vivid imagination cannot convince his parents that there is an alligator under his bed.

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User Review  - tsmith44 - LibraryThing

I really like this book a lot. Mercer Mayer does a great job of telling a cute and relatable story for all kids. I really liked the main character. He was afraid of a monster under his bed but was ... Read full review

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

In this fictional story, the author proves that a child can be very smart in unusual situations. An alligator is living under a little boy's bed. He calls for his parents to come see the alligator ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Mercer Mayer was born December 30, 1943 in Little Rock Arkansas. While attending school at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Mayer decided to enter the field of children's book illustration. He created a portfolio of sketches and peddled them wherever he could. He moved to New York City in 1964, pursuing further instruction at the Art Students League of New York, where he met an artist named Marianna who became his first wife. He soon created a new portofolio and with these new sketches persuaded editors at Dial Press and Harper & Row to give him some illustration work. Mayer published his first book, A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, at Dial Press in 1967. It was notable for being a completely wordless picture book one that tells its story entirely through the use of pictures. Mayer was one of the first illustrators to be credited for using this format. Five more books in this series were to follow. Mayer joined Golden Publishing, creators of Little Golden Books, in 1976. Through them he has sold his "Little Critter" and "Little Monster" series, which are popular with beginning readers. His title Just Me and My Dad made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. In 2015, his title Little Critter: Just a Little Love, also made the list.

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