Review By JACQUELINE BODNAR
The Swamp Where Gator Hides takes kids on a little journey with a gator. It takes place in the Florida Everglades, giving children an idea of the types of life they may find in the swamp. Gator is hungry, and while the reader wonders what he will make his meal, the story finishes without him actually eating anything.
This book provides a look at nature and the habits of gators. There isn’t anything in it that vegetarian families should object to, despite the gator’s prey being discussed. It’s a nice book that has been beautifully illustrated and would make a good addition to any child’s book collection.
In addition to the story about gator, this book ends with a page dedicated to explaining more about what a swamp is. There is also a section that offers information on some of the various animals you would find in the swamp, including turtles, snakes, ducks, bullfrogs, and more. They finish the book with tips from the author, to help children get more out of the information, and tips from the illustrator, shedding light on how the illustrations are done.
Dawn Publications provided a review copy.