The Horn Book gives HOORAY FOR AMANDA AND HER ALLIGATOR! its 4th starred review, saying:
"Willems knows how to keep things interesting and his audience engaged. In short episodic chapters, he develops his characters and their relationship, balancing moments both funny and moving."
(The whole review is here).
I hope you get a chance to read the book and enjoy it as well!
Thanks also to the Horn Book for their recent shout-out for SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM?