Alligator Wedding

Nancy Jewell; illustrations by J.Rutland

Henry Holt and Co.

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Down in the bayou                                    

in the marshy glades

where the alligators slither and slide,

on a warm summer night

when the moon was bright

an alligator took a bride.

And what a night it is!

Join a crowd of boisterous beasties for a rollicking night full of feasting and dancing as they celebrate the alligators’ wedding as only the creatures of the bayou can.  From belching toasts to the newlyweds, to doing the Big Beast Boogie, to throwing spicy rice, there’s never a dull moment!

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Praise for Alligator Wedding

“All the jollity one would expect from a tale about the marriage of two alligators rolls out in this festive picture book… This one is sure to perk up humor collections.”—School Library Journal

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About the Author

Nancy Jewell; illustrations by J.Rutland

Nancy Jewell is the author of many favorite books for children including Two Silly Trolls, Five Little Kittens, and Sailor Song. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware. 


J. Rutland was born in Alabama, raised in North Carolina, and now lives in New Jersey. This is his first book. You can see more of his artwork at

Nancy Jewell
J. Rutland


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Alligator Wedding
Nancy Jewell; illustrations by J.Rutland


Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2010
ISBN: 9780805068191
ISBN10: 0805068198
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians

AR Quiz Number: 137083
AR Book Level: 4.6
AR Points: 0.5


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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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