This story is a lovely story for children who live in Florida. Alligators are a natural part of their environment and they are able to refer to Alistair as their own. The illustrations are very vibrant in color and hold a pre-schooler's attention. As a Pre-school Teacher, the story gave me an opportunity to talk about friendship and nutrition, as well as highlighting the rhyming words. You know it is a favorite when they say, "Read it again!" .