- By James Burks

Gabby and Gator

  • Title: Gabby and Gator
  • Author: James Burks
  • ISBN: 9780759531451
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gabby and Gator Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood petsobably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets Flushed down the toilet as just a little snapper Gator

    Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood petsobably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets Flushed down the toilet as just a little snapper, Gator spends his days alone in the sewers On the streets above, little Gabby has never seemed to fit in with the other kids in town She d rather collect bottles and practiGator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood petsobably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets Flushed down the toilet as just a little snapper, Gator spends his days alone in the sewers On the streets above, little Gabby has never seemed to fit in with the other kids in town She d rather collect bottles and practice her tuba than gossip with the girls down at the pool, but it does get lonely being the only vegetarian on the block When Gabby and Gator meet, their fun and adventures prove that the best friends are those who accept you as you are, teeth and all

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    1. This is a kids graphic novel about a girl who's an outsider and is bullied by mean cheerleaders and football players and just generally not treated well by her peers, and an alligator who is flushed down a toilet as a tiny pup because he's, well, an alligator. They both live lonely lives until they meet each other. The art is wonderful and adorable and alone makes this book, I think, worth reading. I really love the aesthetic and also the places in the book where the Gabby is playing her tuba an [...]

    2. OH EMM GEE SO ADORABLE.This is a fluffy kitty of a book - Gabby is a girl that's clearly different from her peers, and they unfortunately don't let her forget it. She's got a lot of ideas for the world and no real outlet for it.Then there's Gator. He's an alligator. He likes to eat, and he's a little misunderstood since the only food he can find happens to be the neighborhood pets.Gabby and Gator meet each other, bond over their situations, and such begins an absolutely cute adventure that has a [...]

    3. This was a secondhand bookstore find that I simply couldn't resist. Though generally not a Graphic Novel reader, it was too cute to miss! Gabby rarely speaks, is picked on by the popular crowd, and simply doesn't seem to fit. Well, I say good for her! Who'd want to fit in with THOSE people? Same goes for a Gator that happens to be afraid ofwater. Oh yes, water. There's a reason why, but I'll let you discover that on your own. Anywho, these two supposed misfits were made for each other and the fr [...]

    4. Text: 4 starsArt: 3 starsChildren's graphic novel, featuring a friendship between an alligator and a little girl, that focuses on overcoming your fears and standing up to bullies. Both those themes are done a lot in children's literature, but the addition of humor and heart make them work in this book. The characters are stock, but many children will relate to them. I'm usually not a fan of children's books in which the protagonist is eaten for the sake of a laugh, but I have to admit that it's [...]

    5. Gabby and Gator is a graphic novel about two unlikely friends who battle their bullies and fears together. there is not a lot of text so good for reluctant readers and much of the story is told through the illustrations!

    6. Gabby and Gator by James Burks is a graphic novel in which a friendship builds over commonalities. But one big difference between these two friends is that one of them is a little girl, and one is a gator. Unlikely friends who bond because they feel like outcasts. The gator was flushed when he was a young gator so he feels like no one will love him. The little girl who befriends the gator is a vegetarian and her becoming friends with the gator is very ironic. The gator likes to go around the nei [...]

    7. I ended up buying Gabby and Gator at a book fair hosted by one of my local elementary schools. I really wanted to contribute to the schools' fundraiser but I had already read the books that looked the most interesting. I settled on getting a few books on education and two graphic novels Chicken Hare and Gabby and Gator. My intention was to read the books and then pass them along to someone that would appreciate them more than I would. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjo [...]

    8. Gator was flushed down the toilet when his owner's mother realized he would grow to be a large, dangerous animal. He lives in the sewer and eats people's pets when his hunger becomes uncontrollable. (Note the abundance of Missing Dog posters on the telephone pole.) Gabby is a recycling, vegetarian outcast who is constantly teased and never speaks up to defend herself. When they find each other, it's a match made inwell, a match made in an environmentally-friendly paradise. Mostly.This is adorabl [...]

    9. I am very impressed with James's books!! This story was not only very funny, cute, and one a kid can relate to, it is the best I've read so far. I liked it so much, I went ahead and purchased it. I hope to one day have all his books. They are real gems. They are very kid friendly and amusing. I have a feeling they will one day become classics.

    10. Gabby is an introverted vegetarian when she meets an Alligator who loves to eat the neighborhood pets. This book demonstrates a fictional genre in a graphic novel format. The individual panels are page by page and are read from left to right making the chronological order precise. Moving along, the story is brought together by word bubbles and short, descriptive dialogue. The sound sensory words are explosive with exclamation marks to emphasize the powerful volume of the sound. Additionally, the [...]

    11. Gabby and Gator is a graphic novel about a two misfits. One is an alligator named Gator who lives in the sewers and eats the neighborhood dogs, and the other is a little vegetarian girl who doesn't fit in with the other kids at school. One day Gator sees Gabby being bullied and decides to scare off the bully. After that, Gabby and Gator become best friends and go on adventures together. The illustrations are done in cartoon form and are very colorful. The darkest, thickest black lines are on Gat [...]

    12. Gabby and Gator is a charming graphic novel about the unlikely friendship between an alligator and a little girl. Gabby is lonely, and just wants to find someone to accept her and be her friend. Gator is flushed down the toilet and grows up in the sewers alone. Once these two meet, sparks fly. They are an adventurous pair. They teach each other about what it means to accept someone for who they are and be a true friend.One really unique element of this novel was the amount of white space on the [...]

    13. primaryAnother longer story, though appropriate for young readers and listeners, the graphic novel format will help grab and keep the attention of struggling and reluctant readers. The story of friendship between a girl and her new-found alligator friend, both of them outcasts, will appeal to both boys and girls. There is also enough substance that older readers will enjoy it as well.This graphic novel could be used to study the concepts of friendship and fitting in. Through a reading of this bo [...]

    14. Gabby and Gator Book Review Squeals, how adorable is this graphic novel?! So far, I'm off to a fantastic start on my graphic novel reading goal for this year. I adored this. From Gabby being weird and trying to find a friend to relate to, to the beautiful and wonderfully colored pictures. A loving, laugh out loud tale about friendship and trying to fit it in.  Gabby has always felt left out. She has her daily routine, getting out of bed, watching TV, practicing Tuba. There's just one she can n [...]

    15. Description: Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood petsobably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets. Flushed down the toilet as just a little snapper, Gator spends his days alone in the sewersOn the streets above, little Gabby has never seemed to fit in with the other kids in town. She'd rather collect bottles and practice her tuba than gossip with the girls down at the pool, but it does get lonely being the only vegetarian on the blockWhe [...]

    16. Gabby has a very solitary life. With her mom always at work, no friends, and a bully that always bullies her, things can be lonely sometimes. As for Gator, he had been an abandoned pet alligator, with everyone running away from him, and all the dogs ending up in his tummy. He can't help it! But when Gabby and Gator meet each other, things can be amazingly different!I picked up this book when I saw the colorful cover of this book. Graphic novels are always fun, especially the one's for children. [...]

    17. Okay, I laughed so hard I think I snorted a bit. This was a fantastic graphic novel for elementary kids. It has it all-fantastic illustrations, it's easy to read, it even has a flip-o-rama at the bottom of the pages. Combine that with an entertaining story line about an alligator that gets flushed down the toilet as a baby and is recovered later in life by an awkward, cute as heck vegetarian girl with whom the gator wants to be friends so badly, not only because she plays the tuba, but also beca [...]

    18. Gabby's a super cute vegetarian kid who makes friends with an alligator who doesn't want to eat thingsexcept he gets hungry.She plays tuba! Gardens! Befriends an alligator! They dance! She stands up for herself! She saves the day! There's a flip book at the bottom! The animal catcher's eye story!With that I've exhausted my allotment of exclamation marks for the month of February. Whatever. I laughed out loud several times while reading. Great graphic novel for ES, both for kids who've read some [...]

    19. Totally stealing Jackie the Librarian's review formatThings I liked:- Huge panels- Minimal text (although vocab isn't particularly simple) - Latchkey kid depiction- Unique characterization of Gabby- Quirky aspects of Gator - computer, sorta dangerous- Tuba dancingThings I didn't like:- Stereotypical characters - football player, cheerleaders - Depiction of animal controlSo, I guess the Likes win. This is going on my E Graphic Novels list in case my library system ever creates an Easy Graphic Nov [...]

    20. My kids LOVE this one. Gator is an alligator who was flushed down the toilet as a youngster, lives in the sewers, and guiltily eats dogs to survive. Gabby is a smart, vegetarian, earth-friendly girl who knows what she wants, but doesn't have any friends who understand her. They become friends pretty instantly, but both Gator's appetite and the local animal control officer are difficulties that have to be overcome.Some of the kids' favorite parts: Gabby's tuba-playing, Gator's first dog-eating in [...]

    21. Gator, afraid of the water after being flushed, lives in the sewers of the small town. He feels like a monster because he can't control his urge to eat dogs. Gabby, a lonely girl, sets her agenda for the day. Her last agenda item, "Find someone who will accept me for who I am", seems like a long shot. But when Gator steps in when Gabby is being bullied, a friendship begins. Together, they find the courage to face their fears.Cute

    22. Ten years after Gator is flushed down a toilet, he's stalking dogs for a meal and saddened to be labeled a monster. Then Gabby, a quirky girl looking for "someone who will accept me for who I am," befriends Gator and stands up to a bully. The two frolic in the neighborhood, escape from animal control, and embrace their unique personalities. Fun and sweet! This is sure to be a hit with elementary school readers.

    23. I loved this graphic novel! Very cute, special book with fantastic messages about friendship, misunderstanding others, judging before you know, and standing up for yourself. Gabby is an endearing character for me just by the posters in her room like Recycle OR DIE and Go Vegetarian! I loved that the alligator had a computer journal and has to resolve his eating thing I want to read the sequel-- which I dream is in the works even though it was published in 2010

    24. Gabby&Gator is about a girl named Gabby who finds Gator and they end up being very good friends.But some one is trying to catch Gator and kill him.So Gabby is going to save his life. I would recommend this book because its very good and exciting. My favorite part is the end because that's when it gets funny and crazy.Christopher Torres Lab 2Title Gabby&GatorAuthor James Burks

    25. I absolutely LOVED this book! I read it to my 2nd graders and they loved it, too! Pictures are great, but I love the message this book talks about: standing up for yourself and your friends. Gabby and Gator are a unique pair, but they go together so well! I would love to see other books about other adventures they go on.

    26. I'm not a big graphic novel fan, but this one is genuinely funny and a very quick read. Don't be fooled by the childish cover. I think it's fine for middle schoolers as well as elementary schoolers. Librarians, give it to the kids with the quirky, slightly sick senses of humor and they'll love it.

    27. This took me about 10 minutes to read - there aren't a lot of words - but I really enjoyed those ten minutes! The story is silly and just a little bit sappy. The illustrations are delightful and, without giving too much away, I liked that the alligator was still an alligator. Read it and you'll see what I mean.

    28. Super charming graphic novel. Love seeing graphic novels about little girls. Gentle message about kids (and gators) who don't fit in but really want to. Lots of panels with minimal or no text and lots of white space so it doesn't look intimidating. Great choice for a reluctant/struggling reader. Will definitely check out James Burks's other books.

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