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The Lady with the Alligator Purse

on January 1, 2016

This is an exciting time over here, as my nephew and his wife will be having their first baby (boy) in the next three-four days. I will then be a Grand-Aunt. Is there such a thing? Hmmm, anyway, gifts are in order of course, and what would we get the new arrival but books!

I have purchased three so far, and the one I’m sharing with you today is author/illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott’s The Lady with the Alligator Purse. This book has been a favorite in our family for y-e-a-r-s! It’s part of the Sing-Along Stories Series edited by Mary Ann Hoberman, and published by Little Brown & Company under their LB kids imprint.

Miss Lucy’s baby, Tiny Tim, drinks up all the bath water and eats up all the soap! What’s a mama to do, but call the doctor, nurse and of course, the lady with the alligator purse!

My kids still love this one, and they’re in high school! They get it from me, I’m sure. I simply love the philosophy the lady with the alligator purse lives by. No penicillin or castor oil recommendation from her. No sir!

Ms. Westcott has 100 books (illustrated) in print and she’s still drawing! She also has an amazing Etsy shop! I’m in so much trouble. Check out her Dogs Shop Paris dish towel and you’ll see what I mean. So colorful and fun!


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