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Funding for this project will be used to offset costs for the production, printing, and marketing of Gator, Gator, Second Grader.

Book Description:

“Many creatures make great classroom pets, but others just DO NOT!” That’s what the teacher says, anyway! When second graders Benny and Jacob bring a baby alligator to school in a cardboard box, their teacher, Mrs. Nichols, has an important message to share. “A baby gator is NOT a good classroom pet!” she explains. As an impromptu “pet safari” unfolds, Mrs. Nichols helps her students identify which creatures are suitable for school and which animals are better housed elsewhere! Her last-minute lesson soon leads to an exuberant naming game, with students clamoring to compare turtles with Gila monsters, hamsters with grizzly bears, and much more. Following the story, a well-researched curriculum guide captivates young readers, helping them develop a deeper respect for nature.

Narrated by a beloved classroom pet nicknamed “Snoozer,” Gator, Gator, Second Grader cleverly draws young readers into the story from word one (“Howdy!”), making them feel like part of Mrs. Nichols’ lively second grade classroom. As students compare and contrast a wide variety of animals, they quickly learn to recognize which creatures make good pets and which creatures do best in the zoo or in their natural habitats. The book’s accompanying curriculum guide expertly introduces students to gerbils like Snoozer and provides an in-depth look at American alligators. With language and pictures masterfully crafted for early elementary readers, Gator, Gator, Second Grader provides parents and educators with a trusted resource to help students learn more about nature. As Benny and Jacob soon come to realize, “Some animals are safe, fun pets, but alligators belong in the wild!”

About the Author:

The award-winning author and editor of more than 50 science and nature books for children and young adults, Conrad J. Storad was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and has lived and worked in Arizona since 1982. Expertly drawing young readers into his imaginative, entertaining tales, he is committed to helping students better understand and appreciate the natural world.

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