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Alligator Jazz

Illustrator: Sheila Bailey

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Publication Year: 2018

ISBN: 9781455624225

 

 

A scaly tale of music, mischief, and growth!

 

Alligator Slim is tired of singing sad songs and playing the blues down in the swamp. From now on, he's going to play jazz! He packs up his saxophone and heads to the big city where he lands a gig at The Zoo playing this jumping lively sound. The crowds love him! This is where he is meant to be and everything seems perfect. That is until a certain weasel becomes jealous. He is none too thrilled about Alligator Slim stealing his fans, and makes sure that Slim won't be able to perform. Young readers with revel in the musicality of the text and the lush atmospheric illustrations that bring to life this heartwarming tale of change, struggle, deception, and forgiveness.