I know everyone loves Willem’s “Don’t Let the Pigeon…” books, but me, I’m way more fond of this and several of his others I’ve posted on the blog.  From the book jacket:

“6½ stories about 2 surprising friends. Having a stuffed alligator for a best friend can be surprising.  Sometimes Amanda surprises her alligator with books.  Sometimes Alligator surprises Amanda by eating them.  But what happens when Amanda brings home a special—and not entirely welcome—surprise?  The result might be unexpected indeed.”