Booklist chimes in first with a nice, early review for next month's HOORAY FOR AMANDA AND HER ALLIGATOR!
"efficient jabs of absurdity (“Amanda was reading her library book You Can Make It Yourself: Jet Packs! when she noticed her alligator chewing on her head”) balance with wise lessons on the mechanics of friendship (Alligator, dismayed when Amanda comes home with a stuffed panda, learns that friendships work as well in trios as they do duos)"
"Willems may not have the market cornered on best friends, but few do them better."
Meanwhile, over at Publishers Weekly, Hooray for Amanda and her Alligator! gets a starred review, saying:
"Six and a half short stories make up this expertly paced page-turner... As in his Elephant and Piggie books, Willems ends on a generous note, showing how Alligator and Panda overcome their superficial differences and giggle together."
Thanks PW + Booklist!