Teddy decides to purchase an extraordinary gift for his brother's birthday -- a true surprise. What could be more astonishing than a meat-eating, jaw-snapping baby alligator! Will this gift cool off their sibling rivalry?
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Disney-Hyperion
(first published January 1st 1900)
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This was recommended because it is similar to Tale of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The plots have plenty of parallels, we didn't enjoy it nearly as much and frequently chose to read other things at bedtime. Teddy is mean to his younger brother in ways and for reasons that we just didn't get or care for.
Born June 14, 1948 in San Francisco, California, Yep was the son of Thomas Gim Yep and Franche Lee Yep. Franche Lee, her family's youngest child, was born in Ohio and raised in West Virginia where her family owned a Chinese laundry. Yep's father, Thomas, was born in China and came to America at the age of ten where he lived, not in Chinatown, but with an Irish friend in a white neighborhood. After...moreMore about Laurence Yep...