I honestly think I liked this book most for its insight into a child’s mind. Every night he is terrified by this creature that manages to evade everyone else's eyeballs.

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The guy's a genius. I liked however, that there was a surprise. Another book, I read with my student today. Full-color illustrations.

He realized if he wanted it gone he would have to take care of it himself so he went to the kitchen and took all the food he though an alligator would like and led a trail from his room to the garage. Good thing he out trick that alligator though. As a reader, I connected with this idea and it brought me back to my childhood paranoia and having my parents peek under the bed to make sure nothing was there and I feel a lot of children can connect with this idea which can lead to children liking the book. You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! The text and the illustrations work really well together because the illustrator did such a good job of capturing the emotion of the young boy and the alligator. Once it makes it all the way to the garage, after following the snacks the boy has left out, he locks him up so he won't have to worry about it anymore. This one is a fun fantasy about a kid who has a problem: there's an alligator under his bed. I guess the idea of the monster being real wasn't surprising to me, and it also wasn't charming. Gators like to eat bunnies!!! Children’s minds truly work this way, they do these things and they believe that there is a monster of some kind under their bed. The illustrations reminded me of a coloring book, thicker black lines created the image and then the colors on the page filled them in. Immediately afterwards she told me I could take it back to the library. It was super cute, and humorous. This book can be incorporated into the classroom as a writing activity where students can write and illustrate something they fear. I recommend this book because although the lines are simple, it is a fun and enjoyable read for young children and would be a good book for parents to read to young children. To see what your friends thought of this book. Berry enjoyed this enough until we read it at bedtime. comment. Good book for a read aloud around ages of first grade.

You should let Mercer know that you want more details about There's an Alligator Under My Bed! After the Sandman episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? It shows how the child uses his imagination to solve the problem of the alligator being under his bed as well as the emotions he feels from being scared to being worried about how his father will deal with the alligator because it is now in the garage.

This book connects to young readers in a more light-hearted and humorous way about having the fear of something "getting" you as you crawl under the covers at nighttime.

At the end he leaves a note for his parents letting them know about the alligator in the garage. He devises an ingenuous, if far fetched scheme to lure the alligator out. I liked however, that there was a surprise. (Hint: leave the bunny slippers on the bedside. Topics ENGLISH, AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOK Collection ArvindGupta; JaiGyan Language English. He kept wanting better answers. The young boy gets clever to lure out the Alligator to get it in the garage.

I did a read-aloud to a group of grade six kids today using this book. Nothing yet! No, this poor boy has an alligator under his bed! I began illustrating books in 1966. This book is in my Amazon cart and has been shared via email with. Once he locks him in the garage he worries his dad will have trouble in the morning so he writes him a note. Thank you Dennis Lee) would eat to monsters under the bed. March 30th 1987 That little boy mind imagination was so real to him.

Many children go through the fear of having something living under their bed at an early age, and it can be frightening. Once it makes it all the way to the garage, after following the snacks the boy has left out, he locks him up so he won't have to worry about it anymore.

Be the first to ask a question about There's an Alligator under My Bed. Growing up, I loved all the litter creature Mercer Mayer books, but I never read this one. We got to discussing everything from what kind of pie an alligator (Alligator pie? This is a fun book to read to children that have problems with sleeping on their own. The little boy tries all kinds of methods to get rid of an alligator under his bed, and eventually gets his way. The alligator came out and ate everything. I like Mercer Mayer's stories and this has a catchy title, so we checked it out at the library. We’d love your help. This book is FANTASTIC! So, the idea of a large man-eating alligator that my parents couldn't see being under there would've been too much! A positive way to deal with nightmares that's based on pure fun. It can be used as an outlet for students to express something they fear and can then be talked about within a class setting to address those fears. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, whenever he called his parents into the room they couldn't find it. This lesson would be situational in that I would have to first get to know the class to determine if there are any problems between students that would put them in a position to be uncomfortable discussing such topics within a classroom setting. Just not my thing. This book is in my Amazon cart and has been shared via email with his grandma so that they have a copy, too! The nightmare's gone, but what about that alligator? This book is about a young boy who has an alligator under his bed but every time that he is scared and tries to show his parents, they do not see it. By using our site you consent to our use of cookies. The boy followed him as he ate up the trail and when he went into the garage he slammed the door shut.
There was an alligator under the child’s bed, at least according to him.

I also liked how he was worried about his dad so he left a note warning him about the alligator that is now in the garage. Obviously, due to the assignment this is a primary age appropriate read. ), This is a great book about a child who could not fall asleep because there was an alligator under his bed. I would say the theme of the story is fear and overcoming that. He was scared, but instead of just sitting there and worrying he was able to come up with a solution to solve the problem. I recommend as a read aloud, a book for parents to share with children, or a book for beginning readers. The book does a great job of showing how a child may go about solving a problem when they are frightened, even if the situation is real or made up. Since that time I have published over 300 books. Theres an Alligator Under my Bed is a book about a young boy who had an alligator under his bed. The There's a Nightmare In My Closet, bringing back that story's imaginative young hero for an even funnier nighttime adventure. He realized if he wanted it gone he would have to take care of it himself so he went to the kitchen and took all the food he though an alligator would like and led a trail from his room to the garage. A great addition to any library. Refresh and try again. The colors of the images were darker, which helped express that it was night time in the story. Cool illustrations, but I think a kid could get scared reading this.

Yet another book aimed at instilling fear in children. THERE'S AN ALLIGATOR UNDER MY BED by M. MAYER. Reviews There …

Mercer Mayer does a great job of opening up kids imaginations because this book will make kids laugh as well as be intrigued by the sense of adventure with this alligat. It was a pretty good read and can be used in a classroom in multiple ways. Children's Books About Alligators And Crocodiles, More Adventures of the Great Brain (Book #2), Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary. Possible mistake. It shows how the child uses his imagination to solve the problem of the alligator being under his bed as well as the emotions he feels from being scared to being worried about how his father will deal with the alligator because it is now in the. What! Example: Was the alligator really just the family dog? I love this story. I loved this book because it is silly and imaginative. (It's best to trap it nicely, as alligators are kinda an endangered species even in nightmares, and, Like most kid's in the 70s, I tended to dread the monster underneath my bed mattress. This book was super cute, when it came to the text in the book it was super simple but the illustrations really brought in a lot of color and explanation into the book! I liked how the main character was able to solve the problem on his own. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fun, easy children's books. This is a great book about a child who could not fall asleep because there was an alligator under his bed. I'd love a sequel to this entertaining story.

This book is highly relatable, so students could also talk about an experience they had when they were younger and believed there was something hiding out under their bed. Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. He makes a trail of food which leads the alligator outside and into the garage, which then he warns by leaving notes all over the garage door. He decides to lure him out and into the garage with food. This book explores confronting your fears, and recognizing the reality children feel when facing an imaginary terror. I can clearly make out what is going on without even reading the text below the pictures. As an adult aged reader, that was a surprise to me, but to a child reader I bet this was no surprise at all, of course the alligator came out to get food! Not only is it written by one of my favorite children's authors, it is such a cute story! Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer created one of children’s books most cherished characters, Little Critter.

The nightmare’s gone, but what about that alligator? He currently lives in Connecticut.

Every night he is terrified by this creature that manages to evade everyone else's eyeballs.

This was a really cute story. I honestly think I liked this book most for its insight into a child’s mind. I appreciate that this book doesn't have a serious message and is just a book for a good chuckle. There is no solid moral to the story; however it is a good lesson in imagination. There was an alligator under the child’s bed, at least according to him.

This book is about a young boy who has an alligator under his bed but every time that he is scared and tries to show his parents, they do not see it. This book is about a little boy who has an alligator under his bed and how he tries to lead it out by setting up a little trap.
(1987).There ’ s an Alligator Under My Bed.Penguin Group. He solves his issue so that he is able to go to bed, but also worries about his dad and his safety which is very sweet!