dozi

In this first book of the series, readers are introduced to a lovable little alligator named Dozi. Living in a swamp in central Florida, Dozi observes wondrous colorful lights over a distant amusement park. Eventually, the curiosity of the little alligator gets the best of him and he heads off to discover the strange and fascinating new world of humans.

While hiding inside one of Orlando’s popular theme parks, Dozi makes the decision to stow away in the unsuspecting Hoxwinder family’s minivan after the family has finished visiting the park. During the long over-night drive home from Florida, Dozi befriends young Byron Hoxwinder in the very back of the vehicle. The family arrives home without anybody but 9-year old Byron Hoxwinder realizing they have brought a young alligator home with them.

My Comments: This book is adorable. I like the fact that it has rhyming words and you could practice the skill of inferencing with it. Dozi is one cute alligator wanting a family. The illustrations are vibrant and definitely help with comprehension. The story is cute and child-centered. A great addition to a young child’s library – maybe ages 2-7.

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