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A Lot to Like!
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Penguin Young Readers Group 2022
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For fans of Elephant & Piggie and Frog & Toad comes an easy-to-read series about another unlikely pair: Croc and Ally. These two best friends don't always see things the same way, but there's one thing they do agree on—their friendship comes first!
Croc is grumpy. Ally is happy. Croc sees a problem. Ally finds a solution. In A Lot to Like!, the best friends discuss their favorite color, shape, and number. Then they try to find a new favorite food for Ally, who prefers pancakes above all else. Finally, Ally introduces Croc to his new friend, a sock puppet named Little Croc.
With three short stories, easy-to-read vocabulary, and adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for progressing readers.
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Street Date:
07/26/2022
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593520413
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Lexile measure:
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Derek Anderson. (2022). A Lot to Like! Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Derek Anderson. 2022. A Lot to Like! Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Derek Anderson. A Lot to Like! Penguin Young Readers Group, 2022.

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For fans of Elephant & Piggie and Frog & Toad comes an easy-to-read series about another unlikely pair: Croc and Ally. These two best friends don't always see things the same way, but there's one thing they do agree on—their friendship comes first!
Croc is grumpy. Ally is happy. Croc sees a problem. Ally finds a solution. In A Lot to Like!, the best friends discuss their favorite color, shape, and number. Then they try to find a new favorite food for Ally, who prefers pancakes above all else. Finally, Ally introduces Croc to his new friend, a sock puppet named Little Croc.
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        May 15, 2022
        Two different but good friends--an alligator and a crocodile--talk about their preferences. Cheerful Ally, a gator, questions all the choices that Croc, the grumpy crocodile, makes. Drawing with crayons, Ally insists that blue, circles, and seven are "the best" color, shape, and number, respectively. When Croc calmly states a preference for red, squares, and the number nine, Ally is irritated but still appreciates their friend. "It is a good thing I like you so much....You are one weird crocodile." In another story, Croc patiently tries to offer Ally alternatives to pancakes. All prove to be tasty and enjoyable, but after lots of cooking and eating, the very full Ally still asserts that pancakes are their favorite. Finally, Ally creates a "Little Croc" sock puppet that agrees with everything Ally says. Croc is not amused until Ally says, "Croc, I am only kidding....You know I like you the best." Made up of short, repetitive sentences and succinct chapters, this early reader chronicles a funny, simple story along with black-outlined, humorous drawings of a tall alligator and a stout crocodile who walk on two legs. The characters' affection and respect for each other despite their differences are heartening. (This book was reviewed digitally.) A winsome reminder that when opposites attract, true friendship can flourish. (Early reader. 6-8)

        COPYRIGHT(2022) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        July 22, 2022

        K-Gr 2-Croc and Ally are back in two new additions to Anderson's growing early reader series. Ally the alligator is kind but clueless, which classically plays against Croc the crocodile's somewhat gruff yet accepting demeanor. Each book is comprised of three chapters, with each one running roughly 10 pages and ending with a simple punch line. In The Best in the World, Ally tries to brush the spots off his body, but just ends up drawing spots on Croc so they match. In A Lot to Like!, Ally uses a sock puppet version of Croc to get a more desired outcome. The format forgoes the pseudo-comic-book style of many modern easy readers, though the focus on humor and character certainly do check that box. Word choice is often simple and repeating, while harder words will be easy to sound out for most readers. Simple, colorful illustrations capture the characters well, with varied facial expressions and movement further adding to the humor. VERDICT Recommended for larger collections.-Peter Blenski

        Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        July 29, 2022
        Grades K-2 Reptile buddies Croc and Ally return in a fourth collection of goofy antics with three comforting, if somewhat rote, short stories. Heavy-browed Croc (a crocodile) plays the squatty straight man to lanky Ally's (an alligator) sillier foil. In "Ally Likes Blue," a disagreement over favorite colors and shapes leaves Ally questioning Croc's judgment but valuing their friendship. "Pancakes" finds the pair in the kitchen as Croc cooks up a storm hoping to broaden Ally's food preferences. Where an exhausted Croc slumps next to a spaghetti-faced Ally holding his bloated tummy, the narration reads, emphatically, "Ally was really, really, really full. And Croc was really, really, really tired of cooking." Finally, "Little Croc" introduces an agreeable sock puppet who brings out Ally's playful side to Croc's consternation. The dialogue, free of speech bubbles, is set nicely apart from bold, cartoon illustrations that offer visual cues in support of the straightforward vocabulary. While not groundbreaking, there is a lot to like about the vignettes. These three stories of unlikely friendship should entertain without overwhelming emergent readers.

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Croc is grumpy. Ally is happy. Croc sees a problem. Ally finds a solution. In A Lot to Like!, the best friends discuss their favorite color, shape, and number. Then they try to find a new favorite food for Ally, who prefers pancakes above all else. Finally, Ally introduces Croc to his new friend, a sock puppet named Little Croc.
With three short stories, easy-to-read vocabulary, and adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for progressing readers.
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