Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis is one of my current favourite picture books. It’s all about an alligator called Alan who LOVES scaring all the animals in the jungle. He makes the ‘frogs leap off their lily pads, the monkeys tumble from the trees and the parrots screech in terrible terror.’ However, he has a rather embarrassing secret (you’ll have to read it to find out what). One of the animals discovers his secret, which could mean the end of his scaring ways.
This book is utterly fabulous! Not only is the story hilarious, the illustrations are spectacular too. I first saw Jarvis’s illustrations last year in Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis and really liked his style. The colours are bold and the illustrations are nice and big. The cover is really appealing and promises hilarity inside. It certainly jumps off the shelf and begs to be read. The large size of the book makes it perfect for sharing with large groups too.
Alan’s Big Scary Teeth is a must-read picture book and is certain to be one that is read over and over again!
Check out the cool book trailer below: