This delightful fun book with beautifully hand-drawn and creative illustrations for children ages 6 – 10 is about an alligator called Alli, who has dysgraphia and has to deal with the frustrations, shame and despair of not being able to write. He lives in the Everglade Lakes, Florida where he goes to school with his friends; the opossums, racoons, Red-turtle and Amy-deer. Alli has terrific ideas, but he can’t get his thoughts down on paper. Skunky teases and bullies Ally, because Skunky can write beautifully with his tail!
The book discusses how peers can be cruel to anyone who is different; it will help to explain to young children about the nature of diversity and acceptance; not just in the classroom but throughout society. People with dysgraphia, often have very slow writing, illegible or lacking in fluency, finding getting their ideas in the correct order particularly hard. Alli learns to overcome his difficulties.
There is a very strong ecological message descreetly running through the pages.