Oliver and his Alligator by Paul Schmid

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Schmid focuses on how a child uses imagination to devour, and finally to conquer, a fear of socializing.
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Oliver is nervous about the first day of school, so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case. And boy, does it come in handy! Whenever anything scares Oliver-be it a teacher, a classmate, or the prospect of learning everything-the alligator makes the problem go away. Quickly, school becomes much simpler . . . and a little lonely. But Oliver knows just what to do! Paul Schmid's gentle, funny tale about overcoming first day of school jitters is destined to become a modern classic that fans of Olivia and Kevin Henkes' books will love.
 

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Author Bio: Paul Schmid is the author and illustrator of A Pet for Petunia, Petunia Goes Wild, and Hugs from Pearl. In 2010, he was awarded a month-long fellowship with Maurice Sendak. He lives in Seattle, with his wife, Linda and their daughter Anna, but no alligators. Visit him at www.paulschmidbooks.com.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 06 2013

Schmid focuses on how a child uses imagination to devour, and finally to conquer, a fear of socializing.

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Excellent
on May 08 2013

On the first day, both the light and the dark sides of kindergartners will go to school, their kissing hands clutching a stuffed alligator, self-confidence soaring.

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