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What You Need to Know:
• This is the second in a series of four books about Mr. and Mrs. Green, but while it is a series, it does not have to be
   read in order.
• The books are set up as 3 inter-related, but not continuous, short stories, that can be read in any order.
• Mr. and Mrs. Green's relationship is a very positive example of a warm, caring and respectful friendship.
• Your early reader will thoroughly enjoy these clever alligators and their tales, written simply and directly, with
   amusing illustrations. 
Sweet Series Background:
Mr. and Mrs. Green are a couple of adventure-seeking alligators. They enjoy each other very much and have many wild experiences together. The countless mini-lessons in math, cooperation, and optimism weaved throughout each story, makes every Mr. and Mrs. Green book a multi-layered learning experience, without being burdensome. To the young reader, they will just be enjoyable stories with really funny and appealing alligator characters. 
Sweet Book Summary:
In this volume, there are three more short stories; "Fishing", "The Portrait", and "At the Park". Baker weaves a lesson into everything. Firstly, the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Green is a really nice example of respect and cooperation. In Fishing, Mrs. Green can't catch a thing and Mr. Green is reeling in the fish. Mr. Green tries everything to help Mrs. Green be successful, including giving her his lucky hat, changing seats in the boat, changing poles and giving her his bait. She is finally successful! The Portrait touches on art history, counting and time telling. The final story, At the Park, takes the reader to the park and introduces many species of butterflies, many species of flowers, birds, a mini-lesson in map reading all within the context of a happy, upbeat and humorous adventure.
Author: Keith Baker Illustrator: Keith Baker Published: 2005, 68 pages
Themes: Animals - Alligators, Math, Adventure, Sharing, Teamwork, Friendship, Art
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green, Keith Baker
Lucky Days with Mr. and Mrs. Green, Keith Baker
On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green, Keith Baker
Houndsley and Catina, James Howe
Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Kate DiCamillo
 

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