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See You Later, Alligator!

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Going to school can be scary, but the kids at River Bottom School make saying good-bye to Mom and Dad easy. Silly reptilian and amphibian farewells help ease the anxiety of separation that children often feel when saying good-bye at the school or day care door. Bright, cheery paintings and witty text--printed on sturdy card-stock pages in a small, easy-to-hold size--comple ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published October 31st 1995 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Tracy
Dec 25, 2015 Tracy rated it really liked it
Nicely illustrated picture book demonstrating the many variations that go with the phrase, "See ya later, alligator!" Both my preschooler and my early elementary schooler love this book.
Suburban Homeschooler
Sep 17, 2014 Suburban Homeschooler rated it really liked it
1st day of school
J.F. Sanborn
Aug 10, 2011 J.F. Sanborn rated it really liked it
Trying to find a book that teaches children about goodbyes (but isn't about death!) isn't easy! I was very pleased when I stumbled upon this one by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. As reptilian and amphibian parents drop their little ones off at River Bottom School their goodbyes are lighthearted and fun. Then, at the end of the school day when the little ones head home, they say goodbye to school with the same joviality. This book had my preschool students giggling and completely engaged.
June
Aug 11, 2015 June rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: caregivers of young children, parents, teachers
Shelves: picture-book, school
A classic rhyming book on saying good-bye, for children just starting school or day care. 8/28/12

A little old for my Lap Time, but I like the rhymes. 8/28/13

Used as the last book for my Lap Time again. 8/27/14

Used for TECs back to school story time for PreK's.
A.B.
Jan 22, 2012 A.B. rated it liked it
Rhythmic and charming, this cutesy little picture book takes original and clever spins off of the age-old saying "See You Later Alligator." One of Kvasnosky's lighter works, it's sure to not disappoint fans, and it retains her beautiful art style.
Ayoca
Nov 03, 2008 Ayoca rated it really liked it
This will be a great book for K and up. I am currently reading it to my daughter to help with her rhyming skills.
Melanie
A simple story interspersed with the "See you later, alligator" poem. A good one for children going off to school.
Lindsay
May 24, 2009 Lindsay rated it really liked it
alligators, neighbors, friends, leaving, moving away (although he only moves to a different house on the same street)
Leah
Jul 21, 2007 Leah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone with kids
Shelves: kids
This is one of Joshua's favorite books. We read it all the time!
MyLovelyBookShelfOnTheWall
Cute. JT wasn't impressed though.
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Mar 06, 2010 Lexy rated it it was amazing
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Thank You Rachael, We Love this book!
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Laura McGee Kvasnosky is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including the series Zelda & Ivy. She lives in Seattle.
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