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Alligator Jazz

Illustrator: Sheila Bailey

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

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.


Alligator Slim and His Snazzy Jazz Band

Illustrator: Sheila Bailey

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

Publication Year: 2021

ISBN: 9781455626182


With a text that flows like the lyrics to a great song, and lush, atmospheric illustrations that bring the characters to life, the second of Alligator Slim's adventures helps even the youngest of fans see themselves in this story of acceptance and overcoming prejudice. Alligator Slim and his jazz band have played themselves out—so it's back to the swamp for Slim. His band has decided to take a break, enjoy time with family, and in one year meet again to make more movin', groovin' music. As Slim heads back to the big city, someone catches his ear. It's a croonin' baboon! Slim brings Baboon Crooner with him to meet his friends and join the band. When it's time for the band's first performance with their newest member, she's not what the audience expected! Will they accept Baboon and her oh-so-smooth croons?