Snap! Go The Jaws Of The Alligator


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Snap! Go the Jaws of the Alligator

This is the second book in the series. In this story, a catfish learns that alligators do not make the best friends. The story takes place in a bayou in Mississippi. Something about swamps and bayous fascinated me as a boy (and even today). The low-hanging mist, cypress trees rising up out of the water, and the Spanish moss hanging down from the branches of the trees made them seem so mysterious. The book features several types of animals living in these wetlands. I hope this book helps you to discover the wonder and beauty of the swamps and bayous!

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  • Read the story to your child and talk about the pictures or follow along while listening to the song using the link above.
  • Find the “Little Bug” on each page of the book and challenge your child to count the total number of animals on each page.
  • Learn the names of the animals pictured in the learning pages of the book and locate them within the illustrations.
  • Discuss the difference between the classes of featured animals in the book: fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians, and crustaceans
  • Read the learning pages to your child and talk about what you have learned.
  • Encourage older children to study the featured animals using the learning pages and then to further their understanding using the sources cited in the links above.
  • Inspire musically inclined children to play the song using the sheet music provided.

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