Why Alligator Hates Dog

J.J. Reneaux (author), Donnie Lee Green (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874836219

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Deep in the Cajun country of Louisiana, Alligator is king of the swamps king to everyone that is, except a sassy clever old Dog. Storyteller J.J. Reneaux's musical rendering of this classic Cajun folktale explains how the feud between Alligator and Dog got started in the first place. When Alligator finally corners Dog in his swamphole, he falls for the oldest trick in the book and barely escapes with his life back to where he belongs. After being tricked by Dog, Alligator thinks he's a lot smarter. As he floats alone in the dark swamp water waiting for Dog, he promises that next time he'll get that Dog for sure. But will he? The combination of Cajun dialect and beautifully illustrated acrylic paintings, capture the unique flavor and mystery of the region.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD510L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
J
ATOS
3.4
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Legends & Myths People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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