Nicholas's dad is always doing strange things. One day he brings home an alligator (who he names Crunchbag and looks after like a pet), but the menacing monster causes nothing but trouble, especially with the tedious neighbours next door - Mr and Mrs Tugg. This is the first of three stories about Nicholas and his foolish family. The others are called `My Granny's Great Escape' and `My Mum's Going to Explode'.
Jeremy Strong is a famous and very popular children's author. He has won many awards for many books including 2000 Sheffield Children's Book Award (for Dinosaur Pox), 1998 NFCBG Book Award (for My Granny's Great Escape), and the 1997 NFCBG Children's Book Award (for The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog).
I enjoyed reading this book and think that it could be turned into a funny poem. I would rate it 8/ 10 and would recommend it to children 7+.