May I Please Open a Present?
An Alfie the Alligator Christmas Board Book
Alfie is back in a new Christmas adventure. It's Christmas Eve -- almost time to open presents! But Alfie just can't wait any longer. Could he, pretty please, open his presents now? Read along with Alfie and laugh along with his hilarious attempts to convince his mom that he should be allowed to open presents! A tender twist at the end makes this a perfect holiday story to share.
Reviews of May I Please Have a Cookie....
"This is one of those rare books that entertains with few words and wonderful pictures. Filled with sight words and a variety of easy to decode new vocabulary, it’s a fun book to read again and again."
— Leveled Reader.com
"For kids just starting to read, this cheerful title in the Scholastic Reader series is a combination of very simple sentences and bright, clear, colorful illustrations. Alligator Mommy is baking cookies. Alfie loves cookies, but when he tries to grab one, Mommy tells him to "think of a better way to get a cookie." He comes up with three funny tricks to get his treat, but it isn't until he asks politely that Mommy gives him what he wants--along with a big hug. Kids will like the cozy story and the endearing alligator characters. They'll also enjoy the "Fluency Fun" page at the back, with a list of rhyming words to read aloud and a list of words to look for in the text. "