Alligator Baby

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 1997 - Babies - 32 pages
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Kristen's parents are expecting a baby any minute, but they get lost on the way to the hospital. They have a baby in the zoo, and in all the excitement, they bring home an alligator baby! Full color.

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User Review  - rpazmino-calligan - LibraryThing

Kristen's parents accidentally have a baby at the zoo and bring home everything but a human baby. The parents return to the zoo multiple times and never bring back their baby. Kristen, a child, has to ... Read full review

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User Review  - queenreyna2u - LibraryThing

Picture Book: Another funny Robert Munsch book about a family that mistakenly goes to the zoo instead of the hospital to have a baby. They get home and realize they have an alligator baby, then a seal ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1945. He received an undergraduate degree in history and a master's degree in anthropology. While studying to be a Jesuit priest, he worked part-time at an orphanage. He decided he liked working with children and left the Jesuits after 7 years to work in a daycare center. He studied for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University. He ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario and eventually became a Canadian citizen. While working at a daycare center and telling stories to children, he realized that storytelling was what he loved to do and eventually he started writing the stories down. His first published title was Mud Puddle. His other works include Love You Forever, Angela's Airplane, Andrew's Loose Tooth, Stephanie's Ponytail, and Moira's Birthday. He continues to visit schools, libraries and daycares telling stories for free.

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including "The Paper Bag Princes" and "Stephanie's Ponytail." He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in "Something Good!").

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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