Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hooray for Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! (Pub Date!) + Reviews!

Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! publishes today! 

I hope you enjoy the 6-1/2 stories in the book.

I will be traveling across the nation reading Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! starting Sunday.  Please do drop by if you're in the area.

There are Amanda and Her Alligator Games and wallpaper and even a 'sizzle' promotional video on GoMo.net.

Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! received its 3rd starred review from School Library Journal, who say:

"These “6½ Surprising Stories About 2 Surprising Friends” expand on the bond between child and toy that Willems captured so well in “Knuffle Bunny.”...In the author’s trademark charcoal and watercolor illustrations, characters once again strike just the right pose to convey a maximum of information with a minimum of artistic sweat... Amusing and heartwarming, it will leave Willems’s fans totally satisfied."
The BCCB also chimes in with a nice review. They call Alligator "criminally adorable" and say:

"This is a perfect stealth early reader, a story that will begin as a chapter-by-chapter readaloud and then get converted by the audience when experience and determination make it time to fly solo."