Alligator Arrived with Apples: A Potluck Alphabet Feast

written by Crescent Dragonwagon, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey

An A to Z Thanksgiving feast with animal names, foods, and methods of arriving all starting with the focus letter.

Brief rhymes at the beginning and end of the book introduce and bring closure to the Thanksgiving feast attended by animals with names starting with letters from A to Z. Their method of arrival and the foods they bring also begin with the focus letter. Elderberry Elixir from Elephant and Mocha Mousse made by Mouse are just two examples. The brightly colored illustrations give the festivities the air of a carnival.

Great for Vocabulary Building

Some of the foods may be outside the experiences of young readers and some of the verbs unfamiliar to them.