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Alligator Sue

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"All you can do is be who you is."

Suzanne Marie Sabine Chicot Thibodeaux (called Sue for short) lives on a houseboat deep in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp. One lazy summer afternoon when the air grows heavier than a catfish's bath towel, a hurricane swoops Sue up -- only to drop her like a hot patate into the swamp below. Sue finds herself nose-to-snout with a queen-sized,
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 6th 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Brittany
Dec 04, 2012 Brittany rated it liked it


This is the story about a girl named Sue who lives in the bayous of Louisiana on a house boat. One night there is a big storm and Sues house gets to rocking and her family loses track of Sue. When she awakes, she finds herself cuddled up next to an alligator. She things that this gator is sure going to eat her alive, but much to her dismay, the alligator takes her in and takes care of her while she is looking for her family. When she finds her family, her and the alligator celebrate in a big ce
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Hanim
Feb 09, 2009 Hanim rated it it was ok
This is a cute little story of a little girl in the bayou swamps of Louisiana...getting blown away by a hurricane she is raised by a mama gator and 30 other siblings. It has a good message for children on finding out who you are and to be true to yourself, but the words and language maybe hard for little readers to get through. It is fun to read if you throw in a cajun accent!
It is was a good read from the local library, but not one we would own; the pictures are cute to keep smaller children en
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Thecajungirl
Aug 22, 2014 Thecajungirl rated it it was amazing
Although my children are in 5th and 7th grade this book has never been
tucked away. From the very first read they were both hooked. I recommend reading this book in a very animated manner. My children were soon reading this book independently. This book can be independently read by most first and second graders provided the reader is functioning on grade level. The illustrations are wonderful. The story easily opens up the discussion of "What would you do if you found yourself alone?" We covered
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Karen
I was really enjoying this "Jungle Book on the bayou" take- the language and illustrations are great, and even though it is a little lengthier than your average picture book, it definitely held the kids' attention. But I had to subtract a star at the end - why in the world does Sue not care about her parents? It bothered me that they disappeared and that was that for Sue's feelings for them.
Luis
Feb 15, 2015 Luis rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Alligator Sue shares an interesting story. The book's cover is enticing and even though the story is very descriptive, the author leaves a lot of room for readers to make inferences about Sue. That said, I would have rated the book a 5 if the illustrations were not as crowded. Some ideals here would be inclusion/sense of belonging, enjoying some play time, and coping with a family breakup.
Taylar Brooks
Feb 24, 2015 Taylar Brooks rated it really liked it
This book would be good for students that are in fifth grade and up. It's a little long, and a lot of the words said in the story were little difficult. Some of the words were even complicated for me to pronounce and read. It's a really good story though. It has a saddening beginning but has a happy ending. Telling about family and finding yourself.
Carson Marie
Aug 28, 2014 Carson Marie rated it really liked it
A cute book with fun flare illustrations that take you into the cajun lifestyle. A great way to introduce children into another culture in the U.S. I would like to use this in a classroom and involve the geography of the area, music, and history in this area.
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