There's an Alligator Under My Bed

Author & Illustrator: Mercer Mayer

Genre: Picture Book, Fantasy Fiction

Publisher: Penguin Group

Publication Date: March 19887

Grades: Gr. k-2

Overview: There’s an Alligator Under My Bed is the story of a little boy who is convinced that there is an alligator under his bed.  He tries to get the help of his parents but they try to tell him that he is mistaking.  Finally, after not being able to fall asleep, the boy bribes the alligator out from under the bed using a trail of ‘alligator’ snacks and locks him in the garage.  This is a humorous story with simple and clean-cut drawings that will appear to young children.

Activity: Brainstorm other fun ways in which students could have lured the alligator out from under the bed.

Reviewer’s Name: Sarah Garretson