Annotations for Oliver and His Alligator

Baker & Taylor
Picking up an alligator from a nearby swamp when he feels nervous about his first day of school, little Oliver uses his alligator to scare away his problems until his loneliness prompts him to make a brave decision. By the award-winning creator of A Pet for Petunia.

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.