Alan's Big Scary Teeth

Alan's Big Scary Teeth

Book - 2016
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A goofy and lonely denizen of the jungle has just one talent -- scaring other creatures with his big, scary teeth! What would he do without them?

Deep in the jungle lurks Alan the alligator, descended from a long line of very scary alligators. He prepares carefully -- polishing his scales, brushing each of his big, scary teeth, and practicing his frightening faces -- then sneaks into the jungle to terrorize the jungle critters. ("I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!") But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, run a warm mud bath, and take out his teeth, which nobody else knows are false. Until one morning, when Alan wakes up and finds that his teeth are gone! Without those teeth, he's just not very scary, and scaring is the only thing he knows how to do. Or is it? Witty, charming, and playful storytelling will have preschoolers cheering for Alan as he discovers a new way to fit in.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763681203
Branch Call Number: JE JAR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 27 X 29 cm

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LPL_MattL Apr 11, 2019

Very silly story with adorable artwork that is fun to read and perfect for alligator storytime. Alan the alligator's favorite thing to do is to scare the other animals in the jungle, but he harbors an secret that just might render him nonintimidating. Alan has dentures!

LydiatheLibrarian May 06, 2016

A big scary alligator turns out to not be so scary when a beaver discovers his secret. A hit for all kids, young & old

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bibliovore
Apr 29, 2016

This is hilarious, silly fun! A great read-aloud pick that you'll love as much as your kiddos do.

Thwat happenth when alligator loothes hith teeth? Read this one aloud for giggles and fun.

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Mar 24, 2017

abbaroodle thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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